Monday, May 14, 2012

Browns Fan Club Announces Reunion Lunch for 2012

Browns Broadcaster Hamilton, First Time Ever at Brownie Reunion Luncheon: Tickets Going Fast for June 14 at the Viking 

The St. Louis Browns Fan Club annual reunion luncheon is fast approaching. It is Flag Day, June 14, 2012.  The location is the Holiday Inn St. Louis Southwest - Viking Conference Center (in Sunset Hills). (This is the same location as the two previous lunches).  As usual, all living Brownie players (of which there are currently only 32) are invited back to say a few words to the club.  A special guest speaker this year however, making his first appearance at the luncheon, will be Browns play-by-play announcer and Hall of Fame sportscaster Milo Hamilton.  Milo started his major league broadcasting career with the Browns in 1953, broadcasting games on WTVI-TV (now known as KTVI-TV/Fox 2 St. Louis).  

To make a reservation for the luncheon, click on the PayPal link above. 

Club President, Bill Rogers commented, "This location is almost ideal as it is near two major interstate highways, offers free parking and the main ballroom is on the main floor, just a short distance from the entrance. While banquet type lunches are growing in cost, the Holiday Inn offers a very competitive venue. We've had some exciting and entertaining speakers the past several years and hope to achieve this status again this year. We will be announcing speakers scheduled in a couple of weeks."

Keynote speakers in recent years included Whitey Herzog, Bob Turley, Ned Garver, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Costas, Mike Veeck, Roland Hemon and many former Browns players.

Last year's program drew over 280 fans. Rogers said, "We plan to offer some interesting team displays along with an autograph session this year."  A mailing will be made to all fan club members with a reservation form and more details. Check back to this Internet site for information in the weeks ahead.

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