St. Louis is still abuzz over the Cardinals capturing the World Series. Can you imagine how wild St. Louis would have been if all 7 games would have been played in St. Louis. This was the case in 1944 when we enjoyed two professional teams here. Our two were the St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Cardinals
By the time 1944 rolled around, the Cardinals had well established themselves as the predominant team, but that was not the case in the early 1900s. The Browns were the powerhouse. It was in the mid 1920s their decline started and continued to the early 1940s.
The 1944 World Series was an all-St. Louis World Series, matching up the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park. It marked only the third time in World Series history in which both teams had the same home field.
The Browns left St. Louis after the 1953 season and became the Baltimore Orioles. To show you how strong a baseball town St. Louis is, after 58 years the Browns are still very popular with their fan club (330 members), memorabilia sales on eBay, mentioned numerous times in the newspapers during the recent World Series, and now planning a museum presence in the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in the Scottrade Center in early 2012.
While we dearly love the World Champ Cardinals, a lot of St. Louis still “follow the Browns.”