Uniform & Team History

The 1957 Braves, in their fifth season in Milwaukee after relocating from Boston, beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. Warren Spahn, arguably the greatest left-hander in history, went 21-11 with a 2.69 ERA for the ’57 Braves.

Oldtime Game History

Melrose native Andy Brickley, who starred in both baseball and hockey at the University of New Hampshire before moving on to a long career in the National Hockey League, returned to his hardball roots in 1999 when he wore this uniform in the Oldtime Baseball Game. Brickley played 11 seasons in the NHL, four of them with the Boston Bruins, and then moved into the NESN booth as a hockey analyst.

John Brickley, a longtime major-league scout — and Andy’s brother — wore the uniform in 2016. The matriarch of the family, Bertha Brickley, a longtime supporter of the Oldtime Baseball Game, threw out the first pitch that night. In his earlier days John Brickley was a standout with the Augustine A’s of the Intercity Baseball League. Bertha Brickley died in 2018.

Ryan Edell of the University of California/Irvine, who wore it in 2002, was drafted in the eighth round by the Cleveland Indians in 2005. Patrick Bresnehan of Arizona State, who wore it in 2003, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006. Ryan Leach of Franklin Pierce University, who wore it in 2012, went on to play professionally with Les Capitales de Quebec of the Canadian-American Association. Jaime Quiros of Boston College, who in 1998 was the first to wear this uniform, went on to play professionally with the Lincoln Salt Dogs.

The 2018 Oldtime Baseball Game was played as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association in memory of the late Boston Herald sportswriter Steve Harris. Appearing in the game that night were two of his sons, Mat Harris of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Jack Harris, a former Merrimack College player who had been in the game 2008-09. Mat Harris wore this uniform in 2018.

Also worn by:

Matt McEvoy, Holy Cross (’00); Chris Bodnar, Williams College (’01); Matt Bishop, Endicott College (’04); Carlos Rosario, Roxbury Community College (’05); Chris Decembrele, Tufts University (’06); Jarrod Marchesi, Bentley University (’07-08); Mike Dicato, UMass/Amherst (’09); Rob Caggiano, Belmont Hill School (’10-11); Jack Colton, Harvard University (’14); Jeff Vigurs, Bryant University (’15); Alex Joyce, Stonehill College (’17); Ronnie Luke, Northern Essex Community College (’19); Ryan Qualey, UMass/Dartmouth (21-22); Joe Skoczylas, coach (’23).