Fans gather to honor the Browns; Over 200 fans expected
St. Louis, Missouri , February 8, 2011 - The St. Louis Browns fan club announced its annual luncheon set for May 25, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Viking in Sunset Hills in St. Louis County. Former Browns pitcher, Ned Garver, will be one of the featured speakers on this year’s program. Several other former Browns players will be on hand and announced pending confirmation.
Club president, Bill Rogers, said “It may be difficult to top last year’s program with Tommy Lasorda and Bob Costas but were working on a few surprises.” The Browns fan club is in its 27th year of operation preserving the history and memory of the St. Louis Browns.” The Browns were in the American League and played in St. Louis for more than 50 years. They left after the 1953 season and play today as the Baltimore Orioles.
The Browns were the owners of Sportsman’s Park and shared it with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than 30 years. The stadium was located on North Grand Ave. where the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club stands today. According to Rogers, “Just like any baseball team, the Browns have their hard-core fans – even today. While the teams had many losing seasons, the players were not losers.”
For reservations, send check for $29 payable to the St. Louis Browns Fan Club and mail to Rick Stamper, 509 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122. Last year’s luncheon drew over 155 persons and is expected to draw more this year.
About St. Louis Browns Historical Society
The mission of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society is to preserve the history and memory of the St. Louis Browns baseball team. The Browns played in St. Louis from 1902 through the 1953 season. The historic society is the only one in St. Louis for any sports team which moved from the area. The fan club was organized in 1984 and has more than 315 members today.
To learn more about the Browns, visit their Internet sites at:
Bill Rogers, President/COO
St. Louis Browns Fan Club
P.O. Box 510047
St. Louis, MO 63151-0047
E – mail: STLBrowns@SWbell.net