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1897 St. Louis Browns

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1896 / 1898

29-102, Finished 12th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tommy Dowd (6-22), Hugh Nicol (8-32), Bill Hallman (13-36) and Chris Von Der Ahe (2-12)
Scored 592 runs, Allowed 1088 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 32-99

Ballparks: Robison Field · Attendance: 136,400 (11th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 97, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 98

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1896 / 1898 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 20, 1896

Sold Ted Breitenstein to the Cincinnati Reds for $10000 (but perhaps as low as $4000).


Traded Bert Myers to Milwaukee (Western). Received Fred Hartman.

February 28, 1897

Selected Duke Esper off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 3, 1897

Purchased Lou Bierbauer from the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 1, 1897 (Standings)

Traded Tommy Dowd to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Bill Hallman, Dick Harley and $300.

Traded Ed McFarland to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Kid Carsey and Mike Grady.

October, 1897 (Standings)

Purchased Jack Crooks from Columbus (Western).

Purchased Pete Daniels from Columbus (Western).

November 10, 1897

Traded Monte Cross, Red Donahue and Klondike Douglass to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Jack Clements, Lave Cross, Tommy Dowd, Jack Taylor and $1,000.

November 11, 1897

Traded Mike Grady and Fred Hartman to the New York Giants. Received Jim Donnelly, Ducky Holmes and $3,500.

November 12, 1897

Traded Bill Hallman to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. Received George Shoch and $1,000.

December 7, 1897

Traded Morgan Murphy to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Joe Sugden.

December 21, 1897

Traded Bill Hart to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Jim Hughey and $1,800.

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1896 / 1898 Trades and Transactions