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 Pete Browning

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Pete Browning

  • Original Name Louis Rogers
  • Birth 17 Jun 1861 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 1905 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lot 549-W1/2
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  • Memorial ID 5141

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League Baseball as outfielder for thirteen seasons (1882 to 1894) with the Louisville Colonels of the American Association, the Cleveland Infants of the Players League, and the National League's Pittsburgh Alleghenys (Pirates), Cincinnati Red Stockings (Reds), Louisville Colonels, St. Louis Browns (Cardinals) and Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers). Allegedly the originator of the Louisville Slugger, he was one of the American Associations League's top stars during their 10 year existence. From 1882 to 1888 he was one of AA's most dangerous hitters, never batting less than .300, and led the League in 1882 and 1885 with a .378 average and a .362 average, respectfully. In 1887 he finished with an astounding .457 batting average, which was good for only 2nd place, since St. Louis' Tip O' Neill hit .485 that year. When the AA folded, he jumped to the short-lived Players League, and led the PL in batting average with a .373 clip. When that League went under after only a year, he joined the National League. His best days behind him, be bounced around with five different teams before retiring after the 1894 season. His career totals were 1,183 Games Played, 1,701 Hits, 954 Runs, 46 Home Runs, 659 RBIs, and a career .349 Batting Average. His career batting average was good for 5th Place of All-Time, and he is the only one of the Top Ten of All-Time (excluding the banned Shoeless Joe Jackson) who is not in the Hall of Fame.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5141
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pete Browning (17 Jun 1861–10 Sep 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5141, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .