Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Visit With Dolph Orthwein

St. Louis Browns Historical Society board members and staff met recently with Mr. Adolphus B. "Dolph"  Orthwein. Mr. Orthwein is soon to be 96 years old and is the nephew of Ralph H. and Max R. Orthwein, part of the original 1902 ownership group of the Browns. (Ralph was the team's first President) .

A Florida resident, Mr. Orthwein splits his summers and Fall between St. Louis and Cooperstown, New York (where he owns a dairy farm). He comes from a sporting family. In addition to his two uncles, his brother was instrumental in bringing the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis and was owner of the New England Patriots. His son Stephen A. is a member of the Polo Hall Of Fame.

Among the stories Dolph told the BFC delegation was about regularly jamming on harmonica with his good friend and near neighbor, Stan Musial.

Max Orthwein died in 1933 and Ralph Orthwein died in 1937, when Mr. Dolph Orthwein was in his teens.

l~r  (standing)  Bill Rogers, Mike Haueisen (summer intern from Mizzou Journalism School), Emmett McAuliffe, Bill Borst,
(seated) "Dolph" Orthwein
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