Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Minor Leagues > Teams > 1928 St. Louis Browns


1928 St. Louis Browns

1928 > Class Major League > 1928 American League
Overall: 82-72
Scored 772 runs, Allowed 742 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Dan Howley
Represented: St. Louis, MO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: 339,497
Other Years: 1927 / 1929

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Boom-Boom Beck 23 16 14 14 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .429 .429 .429 .857 6 0 0
2 Fred Bennett 26 7 8 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .375 .625 3 0 0
3 Larry Bettencourt 22 67 188 159 30 45 9 4 4 24 2 1 22 19 .283 .377 .465 .842 74 2 5
4 George Blaeholder 24 38 77 71 9 15 3 0 2 6 0 0 5 18 .211 .263 .338 .601 24 0 1
5 Lu Blue# 31 154 678 549 116 154 32 11 14 80 12 7 105 43 .281 .400 .455 .855 250 4 20
6 Otis Brannan* 29 135 569 483 68 118 18 3 10 66 3 9 60 19 .244 .333 .356 .689 172 4 22
7 Dick Coffman 21 29 26 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .043 .083 .043 .127 1 0 2
8 General Crowder* 29 41 94 80 11 15 1 0 0 8 0 0 5 9 .188 .235 .200 .435 16 0 9
9 Ike Danning 23 2 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .571 .500 1.071 3 0 0
10 Sam Gray 30 35 109 101 6 19 3 0 1 9 0 0 4 24 .188 .219 .248 .467 25 0 4
11 Red Kress 23 150 635 560 78 153 26 10 3 81 4 4 48 70 .273 .332 .371 .703 208 1 26
12 Clyde Manion 31 76 266 243 25 55 5 1 2 31 3 0 15 18 .226 .274 .280 .554 68 1 7
13 Heinie Manush* 26 154 697 638 104 241 47 20 13 108 16 5 39 14 .378 .414 .575 .989 367 0 20
14 Beauty McGowan* 26 47 200 168 35 61 13 4 2 18 2 1 16 15 .363 .425 .524 .949 88 2 14
15 Earl McNeely 30 127 552 496 66 117 27 7 0 44 8 6 37 39 .236 .299 .319 .618 158 8 11
16 Ski Melillo 28 51 148 132 9 25 2 0 0 9 2 1 9 11 .189 .241 .205 .446 27 0 7
17 Billy Mullen 32 15 22 18 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 .389 .476 .444 .921 8 0 1
18 Ernie Nevers 26 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
19 Steve O'Neill 36 10 35 24 4 7 1 0 0 6 0 0 8 0 .292 .485 .333 .818 8 1 2
20 Frank O'Rourke 34 99 438 391 54 103 24 3 1 62 10 2 21 19 .263 .303 .348 .650 136 1 25
21 Jack Ogden 30 38 90 85 7 17 2 2 0 10 0 0 3 20 .200 .227 .271 .498 23 0 2
22 Ollie Sax 23 16 22 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .176 .364 .176 .540 3 0 0
23 Wally Schang# 38 91 325 245 41 70 10 5 3 39 8 2 68 26 .286 .448 .404 .852 99 4 8
24 Fred Schulte 27 146 629 556 90 159 44 6 7 85 6 5 51 60 .286 .347 .424 .771 236 1 21
25 Lefty Stewart 27 29 57 51 5 14 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 13 .275 .351 .333 .684 17 0 0
26 Ed Strelecki 23 22 14 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 2 0 2
27 Guy Sturdy* 28 54 54 45 3 10 1 0 1 8 1 0 8 4 .222 .340 .311 .651 14 0 1
27 Players 28.5 154 6007 5217 772 1431 276 76 63 707 78 43 548 479 .274 .346 .393 .739 2048 28 214
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Boom-Boom Beck 23 2 3 .400 4.41 16 4 7 2 0 0 49.0 52 29 24 3 20 17 4 0 0 217 1.469 9.6 0.6 3.7 3.1 0.85
2 George Blaeholder 24 10 15 .400 4.37 38 26 8 9 1 3 214.1 235 123 104 23 52 87 2 0 2 921 1.339 9.9 1.0 2.2 3.7 1.67
3 Dick Coffman 21 4 5 .444 6.09 29 7 10 3 0 1 85.2 122 68 58 7 37 25 1 0 3 395 1.856 12.8 0.7 3.9 2.6 0.68
4 General Crowder 29 21 5 .808 3.69 41 31 6 19 1 2 244.0 238 113 100 11 91 99 1 0 1 1033 1.348 8.8 0.4 3.4 3.7 1.09
5 Sam Gray 30 20 12 .625 3.19 35 31 4 21 2 3 262.2 256 119 93 11 86 102 1 0 1 1104 1.302 8.8 0.4 2.9 3.5 1.19
6 Ernie Nevers 26 1 0 1.000 3.00 6 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 9 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 36 1.222 9.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.50
7 Jack Ogden 30 15 16 .484 4.15 38 31 7 18 1 2 242.2 257 121 112 23 80 67 1 0 1 1050 1.389 9.5 0.9 3.0 2.5 0.84
8 Lefty Stewart* 27 7 9 .438 4.67 29 17 10 7 1 3 142.2 173 81 74 5 32 25 2 0 0 611 1.437 10.9 0.3 2.0 1.6 0.78
9 Ed Strelecki 23 0 2 .000 4.29 22 2 10 1 0 1 50.1 49 27 24 4 17 8 1 1 1 214 1.311 8.8 0.7 3.0 1.4 0.47
10 Jim Wright 27 0 0 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 11 2.500 13.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
10 Players 26.9 82 72 .532 4.17 154 154 74 80 6 15 1374.1 1487 742 637 93 454 456 16 1 11 5941 1.412 9.7 0.6 3.0 3.0 1.00

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Wally Schang 82 263 46 5 5 .984 3.77 1 44 18 29%
Clyde Manion 71 302 49 7 10 .980 4.94 3 43 31 42%
Steve O'Neill 10 19 4 1 0 .958 2.30 1 7 2 22%
Ike Danning 2 8 3 1 0 .917 5.50 2 2 0 0%
Larry Bettencourt 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 1 2 0 0%

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lu Blue 154 1472 107 17 121 .989 10.25
Guy Sturdy 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Otis Brannan 135 272 434 26 74 .964 5.23
Ski Melillo 28 66 82 6 15 .961 5.29

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank O'Rourke 96 150 162 15 13 .954 3.25
Larry Bettencourt 41 38 68 6 4 .946 2.59
Ski Melillo 19 13 22 0 0 1.000 1.84
Ollie Sax 9 6 15 1 2 .955 2.33
Billy Mullen 6 4 9 2 1 .867 2.17

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Red Kress 150 318 400 55 99 .929 4.79
Frank O'Rourke 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Heinie Manush 154 0.00
Earl McNeely 2 0.00

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Schulte 143 0.00
Beauty McGowan 11 0.00
Earl McNeely 1 0.00

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Earl McNeely 118 0.00
Beauty McGowan 37 0.00
Larry Bettencourt 2 0.00
Fred Bennett 1 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Heinie Manush 154 355 6 3 2 .992 2.34
Fred Schulte 143 419 21 12 6 .973 3.08
Earl McNeely 120 229 19 4 2 .984 2.07
Beauty McGowan 47 99 3 4 1 .962 2.17
Larry Bettencourt 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Fred Bennett 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
General Crowder 41 4 33 2 3 .949 0.90
George Blaeholder 38 13 70 6 2 .933 2.18
Jack Ogden 38 15 35 1 3 .980 1.32
Sam Gray 35 20 67 2 6 .978 2.49
Dick Coffman 29 4 21 1 1 .962 0.86
Lefty Stewart 29 3 33 0 2 1.000 1.24
Ed Strelecki 22 0 13 1 0 .929 0.59
Boom-Boom Beck 16 0 11 1 2 .917 0.69
Ernie Nevers 6 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Jim Wright 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Boom-Boom Beck 23 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 16, 1904 Decatur, IL, US 1928-04-19 1928-07-28
Fred Bennett 26 R R 5' 9.0" 185 Mar 15, 1902 Atkins, AR, US 1928-04-13 1928-05-04
Larry Bettencourt 22 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Sep 22, 1905 Newark, CA, US 1928-06-02 1928-09-30
George Blaeholder 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jan 26, 1904 Orange, CA, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-30
Lu Blue 31 S L 5' 10.0" 165 Mar 5, 1897 Washington, DC, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-30
Otis Brannan 29 L R 5' 9.0" 160 Mar 13, 1899 Greenbrier, AR, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-25
Dick Coffman 21 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 18, 1906 Veto, AL, US 1928-04-16 1928-09-27
General Crowder 29 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 11, 1899 Winston-Salem, NC, US 1928-04-13 1928-09-28
Ike Danning 23 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Jan 20, 1905 Los Angeles, CA, US 1928-09-21 1928-09-30
Wally Gerber 36 R R 5' 10.0" 152 Aug 18, 1891 Columbus, OH, US 1928-04-11 1928-04-17
Sam Gray 30 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 15, 1897 Van Alstyne, TX, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-08
Red Kress 23 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Jan 2, 1905 Columbia, CA, US 1928-04-16 1928-09-30
Clyde Manion 31 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 30, 1896 Big River, MO, US 1928-04-13 1928-09-29
Heinie Manush 26 L L 6' 1.0" 200 Jul 20, 1901 Tuscumbia, AL, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-30
Beauty McGowan 26 L R 5' 11.0" 190 Nov 8, 1901 Branford, CT, US 1928-07-22 1928-09-30
Earl McNeely 30 R R 5' 9.0" 155 May 12, 1898 Sacramento, CA, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-30
Ski Melillo 28 R R 5' 8.0" 150 Aug 4, 1899 Chicago, IL, US 1928-04-16 1928-09-30
Billy Mullen 32 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Jan 23, 1896 St. Louis, MO, US 1928-04-13 1928-06-05
Ernie Nevers 26 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Jun 11, 1902 Willow River, MN, US 1928-04-13 1928-05-04
Steve O'Neill 36 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 6, 1891 Minooka, PA, US 1928-04-17 1928-09-14
Frank O'Rourke 34 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Nov 28, 1893 Hamilton, ON, CA 1928-04-11 1928-09-30
Jack Ogden 30 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 5, 1897 Ogden, PA, US 1928-04-12 1928-09-29
Ollie Sax 23 R R 5' 8.0" 164 Nov 5, 1904 Branford, CT, US 1928-04-13 1928-09-30
Wally Schang 38 S R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 22, 1889 South Wales, NY, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-09
Fred Schulte 27 R R 6' 1.0" 183 Jan 13, 1901 Belvidere, IL, US 1928-04-11 1928-09-24
Lefty Stewart 27 R L 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 23, 1900 Sparta, TN, US 1928-04-17 1928-09-27
Ed Strelecki 23 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 10, 1905 Newark, NJ, US 1928-04-16 1928-09-22
Guy Sturdy 28 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 7, 1899 Sherman, TX, US 1928-04-13 1928-08-21
Frank Wilson 27 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 20, 1901 Malden, MA, US 1928-05-12 1928-07-02
Hal Wiltse 24 L L 5' 9.0" 168 Aug 6, 1903 Clay City, IL, US 1928-05-05 1928-09-30
Jim Wright 27 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 19, 1900 Hyde, Greater Manchester, GB 1928-04-20 1928-05-04

About the Minor League Data

Performance data on minor and international leagues is licensed from and provided by the SABR Minor Leagues Database, a community project sponsored by the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

The database is under active development. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources. To learn more about these limitations, or to find out how to contribute, click here.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.