The Browns fade to black
SEPTEMBER 27, 1953 – Befitting their history, the St. Louis Browns lose the final game they will ever play in the
City. The 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox in 11 innings is their 100th loss of the season. They will move to
Baltimore and becomes the Orioles in 1954.
The Browns franchise has had a somewhat vagabond history. It was established in 1901 in
Milwaukee as the Brewers – one of the charter franchises of the American League. The Brewers, not to be confused with the current Milwaukee Brewers, stayed a year. The team moved to
St. Louis for the 1902 season and became the Browns, a name relinquished a few years earlier by the St. Louis Cardinals. Confused?
Suffice it to say, the Browns are no more. The Orioles are in
Baltimore, the Brewers in
Milwaukee and the Cardinals where they’ve always been –
The Browns only pennant winning team, 1944