Having endured a miserable season on the field and at the gate, the Milwaukee Brewers moved due south following the 1901 season and became the St. Louis Browns. Faring slightly better in the standings and decidedly so at the turnstiles, the Browns out-drew their Cardinal co-tenants at Sportsman’s Park, where this 1904 program was issued. The 16-page guide features a team composite photo on the front cover and pre-printed lineups on the center pages. The scoring grids are unmarked from that afternoon’s game against the Chicago White Sox and list Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett in the Browns’ leadoff spot. The program presents minimally at the (VG-EX) plateau, with covers/pages intact. There is separation about the spine, which has been mended by a vintage strip of transparent tape.
Did you know … in the Milwaukee Brewers’ first-ever game on April 24, 1901, the club squandered a 13-4 9th-inning lead, yielding 10 runs in the bottom of the inning to the Detroit Tigers. To this day, it stands as the biggest 9th-innng comeback in Major League history.