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George Edward Browne

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Outfielder George Browne played 12 seasons in the majors. Five-and-a-half of his 12 years were spent with the New York Giants, mostly under manager John McGraw.

Browne was born in Richmond, VA and played in the minors for a number of years before making his major league debut in September 1901 with the 1901 Phillies. He was sold in mid-season 1902 to the New York Giants and played much better for them in the second part of the season.

In 1903, while with the Giants, he led the league in games played. In 1904 he led the league in runs scored. In 1905 he appeared in the 1905 World Series, batting second in the lineup in each game behind lead-off man Roger Bresnahan.

He was the player in 1905 who Moonlight Graham replaced in Graham's only major league game.

After the 1907 season he was involved in a big trade that also included Bill Dahlen, Fred Tenney, Al Bridwell and Dan McGann, among others. For the rest of his major league career he was a journeyman, not sticking with any one team for too long.

In 1912, at age 36, he was one of the oldest players in the 1912 National League, He closed out his major league career that year with the Phillies, the same team with which he had started in 1901.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Runs Scored Leader (1904)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1905

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