1902 St. Louis Browns season

1902 St. Louis Browns season

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

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

Roster

1902 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Starting pitchers

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

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

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

References

  • 1902 St. Louis Browns team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1902 St. Louis Browns season at baseball-almanac.com