Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oriole Fans Get Short End of Team History

A Browns fan recently contacted the Baltimore Orioles this past September (Sept. 2015) to see if they would have any interest in a baseball loaded with autographs of Browns players.  Here's the response they received.

" -----Original Message-----
From: Orioles Customer Service <>
To: JS <>
Sent: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 12:05 pm
Subject: Re: bal - Other - None - Autographed baseball

Dear Mr. ***

Thank you for contacting the Orioles. Our collections begins with the transfer of the Browns to Baltimore in 1954 so we do not include anything from before the team moved. 

Fan Services Team- Em Mar

Baltimore Orioles
p: 888.848.BIRD l f: 410.547.6279
333 West Camden St. l  Baltimore , MD 21201"

Monday, December 7, 2015

Browns as World Series Champs

Fan Club member, Jim Keddy, writes:  "I have just read a Bio of  Billy Sunday. He played for the Chicago White Stockings in 1886 against the St. Louis Browns, Champions of the American Association for the World Championship . . . . and the Browns won.


So that being the case , 2016 will mark the 130th Anniversary of the Browns winning the W.S. (as it was in that day). Who said that the Browns were never the Series Champs. Look it up, or check it out. Let it be known.

In 1886, the St. Louis Browns won the American Association championship with a record of 93–46, while the Chicago White Stockings won the National League championship with a record of 90–34. The two teams agreed to meet each other in a best-of-seven pre-modern-era World Series, with the winner taking all the prize money. It was the second straight year that the Browns and White Stockings met in the World Series The six games of the series were played on six consecutive days.