In 1953, the Boston Braves became the first major league team in 50 years to relocate. The team made its home in Milwaukee, and in 13 seasons, never experienced a losing season. In its first year in Milwaukee, the Braves drew 1.8 million fans; setting attendance records in the major leagues' smallest market. In 1957, the team won the World Series and, in 1962, was sold to a Chicago based group. After declining attendance and struggles on the field, the franchise was courted by the City of Atlanta and moved again leaving Milwaukee without major league baseball.