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American League Baseball Co. of St. Louis - 1945 dated St. Louis Browns Stock Certificate

Inv# SR1046   Stock
American League Baseball Co. of St. Louis - 1945 dated St. Louis Browns Stock Certificate
State(s): Missouri
Years: 1945
Color: Dark Brown

Dark Brown Stock Certificate. St. Louis, Missouri. Rare! One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was established as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901. The Milwaukee Brewers (not to be confused with the current Milwaukee Brewers) moved to St. Louis in 1902 and became the St. Louis Browns. After more than five decades in St. Louis, in 1954 the Browns moved to Baltimore and assumed the nickname Orioles, the traditional nickname of various Baltimore baseball clubs.

The St. Louis Browns were a Major League Baseball team that originated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers. Charter member of the American League (AL), the Brewers moved to St. Louis, Missouri, after the 1901 season, where they played for 52 years as the St. Louis Browns. This article covers the franchise's time in St. Louis. After the 1953 season, the team relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, where it became the Baltimore Orioles. As of December 2020, there are only 6 living former St. Louis Browns players: George Elder, Johnny Groth, Billy Hunter, Ed Mickelson, Al Naples, and Frank Saucier. In the late 19th century, the team was formed as the Milwaukee Brewers in the Western League. For the 1900 season, the Western League was renamed the "American League", and in 1901, it was converted to a major league team under the leadership of Ban Johnson.

Johnson originally intended to move the Milwaukee Brewers to St. Louis, a larger market for Major League Baseball. When he could not find a suitable owner, he operated the team in Milwaukee for a lame-duck season in 1901. In 1902, he found a suitable St. Louis-based owner in carriage maker Robert Hedges. The team moved to St. Louis and changed their name to the "Browns." This referred to the original name of the 1880s club that was called the Brown Stockings, and by 1900 had become known as the St. Louis Cardinals. Hedges built a new park, known as Sportsman's Park, on the site of the old Browns' former venue. Read more at

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Condition: Excellent

A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.

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