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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Eddie Gaedel Scorecard from August 19, 1951 Now Available; Immediate shipment

St. Louis' Biggest Baseball Event in Major League History: 62 Years and Counting

Midget Eddie Gaedel Still Remembered for Baseballs #1 Event but nobody in St. Louis knew it then. 

St. Louis, MO, August 19, 2013  -  While there's been more than a few players who batted only once in their major league baseball career, one particular player stands out amongst the crowd - 62 years after he batted. That was Eddie Gaedel. The date was August 19, 1951.

He is the only midget who ever played professional baseball in the Major Leagues. If this is considered a record, it will never be broken as baseball immediately banned midgets from playing in the Majors. Gaedel stood 3 feet, 7 inches tall and weighed in at 65 pounds. His uniform number was 1/8.
Eddie Gaedel came up to bat for Frank Saucier as the first batter in the second game of a double header. Sportscaster, Bob Costas, has described this event as the "craziest single at-bat ever." This has been identified in some circles as the number one "event" in the history of major league baseball.

Bill Rogers, President of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club, says this beats out other outstanding plays over the years for the greatest catch, the longest home run, the best pitched game and other achievements. Rogers says the fan club receives inquiries on a regular basis about the Gaedel story.
The St. Louis Browns Fan Club has an exact duplicate scorecard available of the game between the Browns and Detroit Tigers. Gaedel is listed in the scorecard with other known players such as Hank Arft, Sherman Lollar, Ken Wood, Satchel Paige, Jim Delsing, Coach Max Patkin, John Beradino and others.

Two surviving Browns players from this game day and are Ned Garver (pitcher) and Frank Saucier (outfield).
TO ORDER - Click on Order Option in right hand column.

Bill Rogers, Browns Fan Club President examining a photo collage of Eddie Gaedel's career in baseball.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Browns Photo Poster Collages Now Available

Now available for the first time an array of baseball products honoring the St. Louis Browns. Order your posters today for fast delivery. Is it time to update your sports memorabilia?
 
Cost is $75 for first poster and $50 for each additional. Includes postage/shipping. Send check payable to:
 
St. Louis Browns Fan Club
P.O. Box 510047
St. Louis, MO  63151-0047
Tel: 314-892-8632
 
Features:  
  • Printed in 4-color
  • Hand delivered in St. Louis area within 5-7 days
  • Posters measure 20" x 30"
  • Easily affixed to wall with velcro
  • Easy to move posters at any time
  • Framed posters available at extra cost ($20 for frame)
  • Printed on heavy stock. Will not fold.
  • Extremely lite weight
  • Posters not available from any other source
 Ned Garver
 
Ned is often described as the last of the great Browns players. In his first four years he was arguably the best and most valuable pitcher in the American League. In 1951, he became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to win 20 games for a team that lost 100 games and finished in last place. With renown stamina, he completed 42 of 49 starts in a stretch spanning 1950-52 and led the AL in complete games in 1950 with 22 and 1951 with 24.
 
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All St. Louis World Series
 
The Browns won the American League pennant in1944 and played the St. Louis Cardinals in the only one city World Series in St. Louis. This poster features the Cardinals and Browns key players. You will find a photo of Stan Musial crossing home plate after hitting his only World Series home run in his career.
 
George Sisler

The top Brownie player in the team's history. From 1920 until 2004, Sisler held the Major League Baseball record for  most hits in a single season, a mark which still stands for the 154-game season in which he played.

In the 1922 season, he batted .420 and hit safely in a then-record 41 consecutive games, led the American League in hits with 246, stole 51 bases and had 18 triples. He was, by general consensus, the best fielding first baseman in the game  -  and is considered by many historians to be among the best individual all-around single-season performances in baseball history.

Sisler was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. The Sporting News name him 33rd on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players."


 
Men who played for both the Cardinals and the Browns
 
The following is a collage of men who played for both the Cardinals and the Browns during their major league baseball careers. There were 75 in all with about 20 included on this poster. Well known players included Marty Marion, Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean, Don Gutteridge, Harry Brecheen, Max Lanier, Fred Haney and more.
 
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Bob Turley
 
Bob Turley, nicknamed "Bullet Bob," was signed by the Browns in 1948 and played his first game on September 29, 1951. Turley moved to the Baltimore Orioles when the team moved there in 1954 and was traded to the Yankees after the '54 season. His best year was 1958 when he won 21 games and lost 7. He won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year and the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.
 
 


 
Browns' Connections to Baseball's Hall of Fame
 
More than 20 players, owners, broadcasters who all had a connection with the St. Louis Browns are in Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  Well known individuals included Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean, Harry Caray, Satchel Paige, Milo Hamilton, Branch Rickey, Joe Medwick, Tommy Lasorda and others.
 
 
Almost a Brownie
 
Over the years a number of known players and celebrities either applied with the Browns or were invited to a try-out with the Browns. None of them wore a Browns uniform and played major league baseball with them, but they were "almost a Brownie." They included Babe Ruth, Tommy Lasorda, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Vernon and entertainer, Roy Clark.
 
 
People and Events
 
Although the Browns' record over the years had more losses than victories, they were one of the most colorful teams in the history of baseball. Their history included pitchers throwing two no-hitters on two consecutive days; a one arm outfielder; a pitcher winning 20 games while the team lost 100; a player hitting over .400 twice in his career; three outfielders all hitting over .300 for five consecutive years; a midget pinch-hitter and lots more.
 
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Roy Sievers

Sievers won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1949 batting .306 with 16 home runs. At a time when achieving 300 home runs was still a rarity, Sievers became only the 18th ballplayer to reach the plateau. He also holds the dubious distinction of being the first member to hit 300 home runs and not make the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Career highlights and awards:
  • 5x All-Star selection
  • 1949 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 1957 AL home run champion
  • 1957 AL RBIT champion

Marty Marion

Marion played with the St. Louis Cardinals for the majority of his career before ending with the St. Louis Browns as a player-manager. He was the Browns last manager in 1953 before the team moved to Baltimore.

Career highlights included:

8x All Star (1943, ' 44, '46, '47, '48, ' 49, '50)
3x World Series champion (1942, ' 44, ' 46)
1944 NO Most Valuable Player (MVP)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Now Available; Limited Number of STL Browns' Jerseys - $67

We have a limited number of Browns replica jerseys available for immediate delivery. These are 1953 replica Satchel Paige #29 jerseys. The cost is $67 plus $8 shipping and handling. Shipment is from St. Louis. Material is polyester and is pictured below. Call to verify sizes availablle - 1-314-892-8632 or 1-800-745-2455 toll free.  (10-29-12)

• SIZES: 48 (M) -50 (L) - 52 (XL)
• All Names and Numbers are Sewn on
• Majestic Athletic jersey featuring official team colors and logos 100% polyester
• Jersey is made of polyester double-knit
• Machine washable 

Click on the BUY NOW logo in the right hand column to place your order.  Credit card payment is handled through Pay Pal. You do NOT have to be a member of Pay Pal to use this service.

If you wish to have the extra large size, please send us a confirmation e-mail so we can verify the exact jersey is sent to you. Send to:  stlbrowns@swbell.net with a subject "Jersey Order."

All sales are final, we accept returns when the items you received are different from the description. Buyer must submit the claim after the items are shipped back to the store and the jersey should be available for sale again. Please contact us before you ship the items back and kindly note the refund will not include shipping cost.

You can believe it that you'll be noticed everywhere you go when wearing the St. Louis Browns Jersey. 








Questions?  Call Bill Rogers, St. Louis Browns Fan Club
314-892-8632

Saturday, August 21, 2010

St. Louis Browns Logo and T-Shirts Now Available

Now available - St. Louis Browns
Polo, denim, short and long sleeve shirts, T-shirts and more.
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