Friday, May 29, 2009

Coming This Fall: "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan"

The First Run Theater presents "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan" by Bill Borst, Founder of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club. (Click on picture to enlarge)

It's the summer of 1979, some where in South St. Louis, and an old man is helping his granddaughter with a school project. Despite his increasing forgetfulness, he dictates the events of his life on a tape recorder.

As he talks, he can’t help intertwining his life memories with those of his favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Browns. His life’s ups and downs mirror the record and adventures of this one time St. Louis team. This one-man play is a tour de force for a single actor, as it deals with life, aging, baseball, being a die-hard fan of a losing team, and the loss of precious memories.

"The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan" will be presented on September 24-26 and October 1-3, 2009 by the First Run Theater produced at the "Sound Stage" one of the three theaters in the Crestwood Mall. Availability of tickets, prices and times will be announced within the next few weeks. We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

Mark your calendar if you have memories as an Ol' Brownie Fan.

Another Browns Record Surfaces

As of May 29, 2009

The Rays have lost 17 straight at Cleveland, the longest home win streak by the Indians since winning 27 straight against the St. Louis Browns from 1952-54.

(Just another "record" held by the Browns)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mike Veeck to Speak At Browns Dinner Oct. 8

Mike Veeck will be one of our featured speakers at the 25th Anniversary Dinner of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club. The date is Thursday, October 8, 2009.

The Veeck family started in baseball nearly a century ago when Veeck’s grandfather was president of the Chicago Cubs. Veeck’s father, Bill, was a Hall of Fame owner with the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and the then-minor league Milwaukee Brewers. Bill Veeck will always be remembered for signing Larry Doby, the first black man to play in the American League and for signing the best midget player in the history of baseball along with a 42-year old rookie.

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For more information on Mike Veeck and the 25th Anniversary Dinner, visit the Browns web site at: