The exhibit is the next-to-last jewel in the crown I envisioned for the St. Louis Browns after our many, many publications, which have helped to establish their written record. I established our mission statement mantra when I said that our purpose was to "resurrect and maintain the historical memory of the old St. Louis Browns."
The last jewel? A research center in some library or university where we could house our printed materials and archives. Once that happens, I think I could say "mission accomplished!"
I also thank old friend Bob Costas for his financial and personal interest in our team. We first met in 1974 when he was with the Spirits. From that experience, Mr. Costas grew to appreciate "dead teams." As I would like to tell him some day, the Browns made his Yankees the success they became. In the late 1920s, the Yankees' Murderers' Row won 37 straight from St. Louis.As a fan used to say: We are Brown-hearted, not downhearted.
Bill Borst • Richmond HeightsFounder and first president, Browns Fan Club