The Dominance of the St. Louis Browns
The famous "world beaters" St. Louis Browns featured many of the most notable players of the decade, including team captain and future Hall of Famer Charles Comiskey, center, who led the Browns through their most dominant and successful years.
He become the first manager ever to win four successive pennants, directing the Browns to American Association championships from 1885 through 1888.
James "Tip" O'Neil, a former pitcher, led the team in batting in 1886 with a .326 average, then topped that by hitting .435 the following year. St. Louis took the world championship in successive years, beating the Chicago White Stockings in 1886 and the Detroit Wolverines in 1887.