Monday, September 22, 2008

Join The St. Louis Browns Fan Club

It occurred to us you may not know who the St. Louis Browns are. At one time, St. Louis was home to two major league baseball teams - the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League and the St. Louis Browns in the American League. The Browns were "the team" in the early part of the 1900s but the Cardinals became "the team" starting in the 1920s.

The Browns had a very colorful history with outstanding ball players. The most famous was probably George Sisler who played in the late teens and into the 20s. There were many others such as Satchel Paige who joined the Browns as a rookie at age 42. Eddie Gaedel, a midget who pinched hit in 1952 - and got a walk on four pitches. And Pete Gray, a one-armed outfielder.

One of their claims to fame were becoming the American League Champions in 1944 and playing in their one and only WORLD SERIES against none other than the St. Louis Cardinals. Can you picture a world series here in St. Louis featuring two St. Louis teams?

The Browns moved from St. Louis after the 1953 season and became the Baltimore Orioels.
For more information on the history, the people and places on the St. Louis Browns, go to:

Better yet, become a member of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society and support the history and memory of the Browns. Your donation of $25 (or more) will put you on the mail list for the Browns Fan Club Newsletter - Pop-Flies.
Send a check or money order for $25 (made payable to the St. Louis Browns Fan Club), along with your name, address, phone number and comments to:

Bud Kane - Treasurer,
443 Fieldcrest Drive
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Receive your copy of the St. Louis Browns Newsletter

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