Friday, July 3, 2009

A Look at The Life of Former Brownie, Satchel Paige

AMERICA AT LARGE: A new book celebrates the life of legendary American baseball pitcher, Leroy Paige, writes GEORGE KIMBALL

HE DEBUTED with the Cleveland Indians on July 9th, 1948, and pitched two scoreless innings in a 4-1 loss to the St Louis Browns. A week later in Philadelphia, pitching in relief of fellow Hall of Famer Bob Lemon, he recorded his first major league victory in an 8- 5, comeback win over the Athletics.

He didn't start a game until August 3rd of that year, but when he did, more than 75,000 people packed into Cleveland's Municipal Stadium for the occasion, a 3-2 win over the Athletics.

By the season's end he was 6-1 with an earned run average of 2.48, second-best in the American League. Though instrumental in helping the Indians win their first pennant in 28 years, he only pitched once as Cleveland took four of six games from the Braves to win the '48 World Series. (The Indians haven't won one since.)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Which Browns players were in spring training 1954 with the Baltimore Orioles?

If you recall, the St. Louis Browns were sold and moved to Baltimore to become the Orioles. The Browns players in spring training were:

Connie Berry; Billy Hunter; Don Larsen; Don Lenhardt; Les Moss; Duane Pillette; and Bob Turley

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

American Eagle Credit Union: A Browns Fan Club Sponsor

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Click here to go to American Eagle Credit Union

What is a Credit Union? It's a financial institution owned by all who have money on deposit there. They offer the same range of financial services provided by the big banks - only you own the business. Why not do business with a place you own?