George Browne

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George Edward Browne

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]


Outfielder George Browne played 12 seasons in the majors. Five-and-a-half of those years were spent with the New York Giants, mostly under John McGraw.

Browne was born in Richmond and played in the minors for a number of years before making his major league debut in September 1901 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was sold in midseason 1902 to the New York Giants and played much better for them in the second part of the season. In 1903, while with the Giants, he led the league in games played (141) and batted .313 with a career best 105 runs scored. In 1904, he played 150 games and led the league in runs scored with 99. In 1905 he appeared in the World Series, batting second in the lineup in each game behind lead-off man Roger Bresnahan. That year, he replaced Moonlight Graham in Graham's only big league game.

After the 1907 season, he was involved in a big trade with the Boston Doves that also included Bill Dahlen, Fred Tenney, Al Bridwell and Dan McGann, among others. For the rest of his major league career he was a journeyman, not sticking with any one team for too long. In 1912, at 36, he was one of the oldest players in the NL, He closed his major league career that year with the Phillies, the same team with which he had started in 1901. In 1,102 games, he rapped 1,176 hits and scored 614 runs.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Runs Scored Leader (1904)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1905

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1914 New Britain Sinks Eastern Association -- -- replaced by Jim Garry

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