St. Louis and the South

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 15 05:31:07 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> Why do you think they were called "the Browns"?

Because they wore brown stockings as part of their original uniforms.
Remember when the Cincinnati Reds went back to calling themselves the "Red
Stockings," during the days of McCarthyism, the House Un-American
Activities Committee, and the Red Scare?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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