[Documentary] The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot

The St. Louis Browns played in the American League for over 50 years. They were a polarizing team, with fans either loving or loathing them, and for good reason. They were, for most seasons, the city’s lovable losers galavanting the diamond in a town used to winning.

But that changed in 1944. At least for one season. That year the Browns won the AL pennant and faced the crosstown rival and NL champion Cardinals in the Fall Classic, falling to them four games to two.

St. Louis Browns players Hank Thompson (left) and Willard Brown (right). Browns manager Muddy Ruel sits between them. Associated Press file photo.

The Browns’ days in St. Louis were soon numbered; more losing followed, there were no more pennants, and, after the 1953 season, the franchise moved to Baltimore.

They became the team that baseball forgot…

Check out the documentary above! The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot

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