The Players League ended its one-year existence after the 1890 season and Charlie Comiskey, who had left the Browns to play in the new league in 1890, returned to the Browns for his final season with the club.

Two important events took place in 1991. The Browns finished the season 86-52, their ninth

consecutive winning season, but the American Association folded at the end of that campaign.

Tommy McCarthy, whose four years with the Browns propelled him eventually to Hall of Fame

status (voted in by the Old Timers), finished his career in St. Louis with a .309 average in

1891. He went on to play four seasons with Boston in the National League and twice batted

over .345.

In December of 1891, the heads of both the National League and American Association met in

Indianapolis and hammered out an agreement in which St. Louis, Baltimore and Louisville of

the American Association were invited into the National League as the American Association


By Kent McDill

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