Title: St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team
Author: Bill Borst, Bill Rogers, and Ed Wheatley
Size: 11.5 x 9
At the core of the St. Louis Browns’ story is the ever-present competition on and off the baseball field with the St. Louis Cardinals—a team with whom they not only shared a city and fans, but also a stadium. It was a battle for more than pennants. It was a battle for survival and baseball loyalty. Could they run the Cardinals out of town and become St. Louis’s sole baseball team?
There were the good times when the Browns fielded some of the greatest players in major league history, regularly challenging the mighty Yankees for the American League Pennant in the 1920s. But there were also bad times. The team’s lack of success was often impacted by poor financing, bad business decisions, and the need to trade good players to stay afloat. The Browns’ story was always a story of what could have been.
Filled with unique and colorful stories and illustrated by exquisite photographs, St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team is destined to become the definitive source for the team’s splendid history: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Tim Maney (Submitted on Aug 12th 2018)
Recently purchased this book for my mother who is going on 92 and was thrilled with this book. She was a fan until the day they moved and knew so many of the players and it brought back a lot of memories for her. These were the days when players got close to the fans (especially female). She had a lot of signed baseballs that I unfortunately used as a child. She still has a couple.