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30 Cambridge Road
Madison 4, Wis.
October 25, 1964
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
As more and more facts come into print relating the surreptitious dealings
between you and the present owners of the Milwaukee baseball franchise, I
become increasingly impressed by the complete disregard shown by both pariies
for the people and city of Milwaukee. You, as mayor of Atlanta and principle
negotiator with the "fast Buck" owners of the franchise, sought to ignore an
existing contract between those owners and the county of Milwaukee as well as
the fine support given the club by Milwaukee fans. I am sure you would not
want others to deal irresponsibly in affairs relating to your city, were the
situation reversed. Certainly a mayor should act in an ethical manner not
only in his city, but beyond his city and state. Atlanta's desire for major
league baseball is no excuse to do otherwise.
A more honorable course would have been to work for league expansion through
the league office. In my opinion by failing to do this your actions have been
detrimental to both baseball and Milwaukee. I believe you owe both an apology.
Sydney Miller, M.D.