1902 St. Louis Browns season

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1902 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 78–58 (.574)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Hedges
Manager(s) Jimmy McAleer
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The 1902 St. Louis Browns season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 78 wins and 58 losses.

Regular season[edit]

The Milwaukee Brewers had decided to move the team to St. Louis in 1902. The ownership chose the name Browns on purpose. The Browns was the name of the St. Louis Club that won American Association titles from 1885 to 1889.[1] That team moved to the National League in 1892, became the Perfectos in 1899 and finally the Cardinals in 1900.[1]

The new team quickly tried to align itself with fans by raiding the rival St. Louis Cardinals.[1] A couple of Cardinals players were signed, including slick fielding future Hall of Fame shortstop Bobby Wallace and 1901 National League batting champion outfielder Jesse Burkett.[1] The moves paid off for the team. While playing as the Brewers in 1901, the team had a record of 48 wins and 89 losses. In 1902, the Browns had 78 wins and finished in second place in the American League.[1]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 83 53 0.610 56–17 27–36
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 5 49–21 29–37
Boston Americans 77 60 0.562 43–27 34–33
Chicago White Stockings 74 60 0.552 8 48–20 26–40
Cleveland Bronchos 69 67 0.507 14 40–25 29–42
Washington Senators 61 75 0.449 22 40–28 21–47
Detroit Tigers 52 83 0.385 30½ 34–33 18–50
Baltimore Orioles 50 88 0.362 34 32–31 18–57


Roster[edit]

1902 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Sugden, JoeJoe Sugden 68 200 50 .250 0 15
SS Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace 133 494 141 .285 1 63
OF Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett 138 553 169 .306 5 52

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
McAleer, JimmyJimmy McAleer 2 3 2 .667 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Powell, JackJack Powell 42 328.1 22 17 3.21 137
Donahue, RedRed Donahue 35 316.1 22 11 2.76 63
Harper, JackJack Harper 29 222.1 22 11 2.76 63
Shields, CharlieCharlie Shields 4 30 3 0 3.30 6
Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace 1 2 0 0 0.00 1

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kane, HarryHarry Kane 4 23 0 1 5.48 7

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Friel, BillBill Friel 4 0 0 0 4.50 0
Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett 1 0 1 0 9.00 2
Heidrick, EmmetEmmet Heidrick 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Sugden, JoeJoe Sugden 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p.9, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5

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