Jump to content
Brewer Fanatic

The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers


adambr2

Just for fun.... did everyone know the Milwaukee Brewers were originally born in the American League long before the Seattle Pilots moved to Milwaukee? Although plans were already in the works the first season to move the franchise, they played their first season at Lloyd Street Grounds in Milwaukee and were known as the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

They moved to St. Louis the following year, then finally to Baltimore over 50 years later. So your modern day Baltimore Orioles were born as the Milwaukee Brewers 107 years ago.

 

The team itself? Oh, they were pretty bad -- 48-89 in their only year. The stud of the lineup appeared to be first baseman John Anderson, who boasted a .330 average and .476 slugging percentage, along with 35 stolen bases. Ace Ned Garvin set the bar for bad run support long before Sheets was born, posting a 3.46 ERA and by far leading the team in strikeouts, but still finishing with a 7-20 record as a starter.

 

The 1901 Brewers were managed by Hugh Duffy, who was one of the greatest players of the pre-modern era and is now in the Hall of Fame.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

Besides the Brewers, a number of original American League teams moved. The intent was to compete with the National League by placing teams in National League cities.

That’s the only thing Chicago’s good for: to tell people where Wisconsin is.

[align=right]-- Sigmund Snopek[/align]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Slightly ironic that the 'original' Milwaukee Brewers played just one season before moving... then the Pilots log all of one season in Seattle before heading to Milwaukee.
Stearns Brewing Co.: Sustainability from farm to plate
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

The Twins Daily Caretaker Fund
The Brewer Fanatic Caretaker Fund

You all care about this site. The next step is caring for it. We’re asking you to caretake this site so it can remain the premiere Brewers community on the internet. Included with caretaking is ad-free browsing of Brewer Fanatic.

×
×
  • Create New...