Baseball player George Browne, New York Giants outfielder, standing in profile on field at West Side Grounds in game against Chicago Cubs 1907 Photo SUMMARY
Informal three-quarter length portrait of baseball player George Browne of the National League's New York Giants, standing in profile on the field at West Side Grounds, located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. NOTES This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SDN-053176, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A solid hitter and an extremely fast base runner, George Browne was the leadoff batter on one of the top National League team’s during baseball’s dead ball era when the ball was larger in size and heavier in weight and the action was focused on the infield. An excellent bunter he was playing with the New York Giants in 1903 and finished third highest in the league with 105 runs scored and the next year led the NL with 99 runs. In 1903 George Browne batted a career-high .313 with 27 stolen bases and in 1904 he hit .284 with 24 stolen bases.
Playing for manager John McGraw and the NY Giants in the 1905 World Series, George Browne lined 4 hits in 22 at bats, scored 2 runs and had a RBI to help the Giants defeat Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s in 5 games.
On December 13, 1907 George Browne was traded to the old Boston Braves in an 8-man trade. He later played with the Cubs, the Washington Nationals, the White Sox, the old Brooklyn Dodgers and the Phillies.