Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 21, 1893: Brodie Slams Louisville

     On June 21, 1893, just 855 souls watched Browns center fielder Steve Brodie hit a third inning grand slam, which proved to be the difference maker in a 9-6 win over the Louisville Colonels at Robison Field in St. Louis. The Chicago Tribune called it a "hot and sultry afternoon" in St. Louis, which may have been one reason for such a small crowd. The mercury was cooking, and so was Brodie who hit a team high 2 home runs during that 1893 season. Although, he only played in 107 games that season for the club, as he was sold to Baltimore in a cash deal in late August. Brodie's SABR biography proclaimed that is where he made his name as a member of the "swashbuckling Orioles."  He also set the 19th century record for most consecutive games played with 727. If you would like to know more about the life and times of Steve Brodie you can read that bio here: 


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