Joseph Cairnes

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Joseph F. Cairnes was an American engineer and baseball executive. He served as president of the Milwaukee Braves from 1957 through 1958.

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Cairnes was born and educated in Boston. He trained as an engineer, and served as director of public works for Massachusetts.[1]

Cairnes joined the Braves' front office in 1947, as director of the Braves' farm system.[1] He was promoted to executive vice president in 1953.[1] Cairnes succeeded Lou Perini as team president in 1957, when Perini was elected chairman of the board.[1][2] During his presidency, Cairnes attempted to negotiate with the county to build a new baseball stadium.[3]

Cairnes won the Sam Levy Award in 1958, given by the Milwaukee chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for his contributions to baseball in the Milwaukee area.[2]

Cairnes and his wife, Helen, had six children.[4]

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