The 1922 St. Louis Browns
Best of the American League’s Worst
About the Book
Sometimes life isn’t fair: Most of the finishes in the 52-year history of the franchise (1901–1953) were in the depths of the second division. The one exception was 1922, a year in which the Browns led the league in batting, slugging, runs, triples, stolen bases, walks, strikeouts, saves and earned run average—and still came in second.
This book meticulously recreates that year from spring training to season’s end, when they fought the Yankees down to the wire, losing by one game on the next to the last day.
About the Author(s)
Roger A. Godin
Format: softcover (5.5 x 8.5)
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014 
Table of Contents
1. Spring Training: Alabamy Bound 5
2. April: Kenny Williams Took a Bat and Gave a Baseball Three Long Whacks 35
3. May: Welcome Back Babe 51
4. June: Troubles with Mays and Haney 71
5. July: “I Never Doctored the Ball” 93
6. August: Reinforcement from Boston 121
7. September: “I Benched Davis…to Get Rid of Smith” 147
8. Aftermath: Last Days and Last Hurrahs 191
Appendix A: Batting, Pitching, and Fielding Statistics 215
Appendix B: Dave Danforth Statement, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 217
Appendix C: The “Little World Series” Games 220
Book Reviews & Awards
“the year the lowly Browns led the league in most every category, and still finished second”—Baseball America.