Over his Major League Baseball career, Gutteridge played 16 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburg Pirates.I wonder what percentage of fans today have no idea that such a beast as the St. Louis Browns once existed. 80%? 90%?
In addition, after retiring as a player, he was the manager of the Chicago White Sox for two years and served as a scout for the Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. Over his career, he had 391 RBIs, 39 home runs and had a career batting average of .256, playing both second and third base.
He made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 7, 1936, 72 years to the day before his death.
Monday, September 8, 2008
On to Valhalla
Don Gutteridge, the last living member of the St. Louis Browns' 1944 pennant-winning team -- has died: