Thursday, September 26, 2013

Today in 1913 - Milwaukee's "Men of the Hour"

On this day one hundred years ago, the Brewers were closing in on the American Association pennant. This photo of the team was featured in the pages of the Milwaukee Sentinel:

Top row—Carroll, pitcher; Felch, utility outfielder; Turner, catcher; Marshall, catcher.
Second row—Lewis, second base; Jones, first base; Randall, right field; Beall, left field; Dougherty, pitcher.
Third row—Powell, pitcher; Blackburne, shortstop; Gilbert, center field; Slapnicka, pitcher; Young, pitcher; Clark, third base and manager; Hovlik, pitcher.
Bottom row—Braun, pitcher; Hughes, catcher; Berg, utility infielder; Woodruff, utility outfielder; Cutting, pitcher.
As the caption notes, with six games left to play in the 1913 season, our Brews had a 3½ game lead over the second-place Minneapolis Millers.

Their Brewers' pursuit of their first pennant was almost complete. The finish line was in sight.

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