As we all know, St. Louis is the best baseball town in America, but the city's major league history is not confined to the Cardinals. For several decades, until the middle of the twentieth century, St. Louis fielded a second professional team. True, it was mostly a losing team, but it once featured a first baseman who hit .400, a legendary Negro League star, and a pitcher who would go on to throw a perfect game in the World Series. They were the St. Louis Browns-the forerunners of the current Baltimore Orioles and a part of St. Louis's rich baseball history.
|Publisher:||Reedy Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Bill Borst, Bill Rogers, and Ed Wheatley are members of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society, which was founded in 1984 to promote and preserve the legacy and memorabilia of the St. Louis Browns American League baseball club. Drawing on the society's extensive collections, St, Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team is designed to tell the team's story not only to the members of the nationwide Browns Fan Club but also to the fans who remember them and saw them play. And hopefully this book will introduce the history of this unique team to future generations, thus ensuring that the Browns will not be forgotten.