» January 27, 1944: Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of the Braves and oust Casey Stengel as manager.
» November 6, 1945: Billy Southworth leaves the Cardinals to sign a
3-year contract with the Braves, who are making aggressive
moves under Lou Perini and other new owners. Eddie
Dyer will become the new Cardinal pilot.
» August 15, 1949:
Reports of clubhouse troubles trail the Braves all season. Owner Lou Perini prevails on manager Billy Southworth to take a leave of absence. The team spurts briefly under Johnny Cooney but finishes under .500 in fourth place. Braves players vote Southworth only a half-share of last year's Series earnings but Happy Chandler restores the full share.
» December 14, 1950: The baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new commissioner as rapidly as possible.
» January 23, 1951: Guido Rujo sells his interest in the Braves to copartners Lou Perini and Treasurer Joe Many.
» March 3, 1953: The Boston Braves, who own the Milwaukee minor league franchise, block the Browns' attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee. Lou Perini, Braves owner, invokes his territorial privilege, stating he has not been offered enough.
» March 11, 1953: Lou Perini, the owner of the Braves, proposes a ban on the move of any ML franchise to that of a minor league city until October 1st.
» January 26, 1957: Joseph F. Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as president of the Braves.
» August 2, 1960: In an agreement with the major leagues, the Continental League abandons plans to join the American League and National League. Walter O'Malley, chairman of the NL Expansion Committee, says, "We immediately will recommend expansion and that we would like to do it in 1961." Braves owner Lou Perini proposes a compromise that four of the CL territories be admitted to the current majors in orderly expansion. Branch Rickey's group quickly accepts. The Continental League ends without playing a game.