This thread will work best with broad contribution from all of you old Browns fans. (There's that redundancy again.) The object is to fill in the calendar pages with special or peculiar moments in Browns history. (I threw in the word "peculiar" because we had so many things happen that properly fall into that category.) I'll start things off with one that some of you may have read about that seems to fill the bill as a baseball oddity. Hopefully, someone else will have something to cover tomorrow, August 6th. - It would be great to eventually fill every day of the year. - Such a background of information would make great material for a St. Louis Browns calendar or day planner. - That is, if you don't mind starting your day with frequently painful reminders.
At any rate, I'll volunteer to be the leadoff man in this little enterprise:
August 5, 1923: Ruth Bats Right-Handed Against Browns. Against the Browns, Ruth again bats righthanded. After the Babe hits his 26th and 27th HRs off of Ray Kolp, relief P Elam Vangilder takes no chances with Ruth and walks him intentionally in the 11th and again in the 13th inning. Ruth bats righty against Vangilder. Bob Meusel's single wins the game 9-8.
Reference: Baseball Library.Com at the following link ...
Unfortunately, this limited information steals the thunder of the occasion by not telling us clearly if Ruth batted righthanded twice against Vangilder, or only once in response to the second free pass decision. Either way, the strategy did the Browns no good.
If you have information about this game, please post away.