Boy, this was a bad club. The 1898 St. Louis Browns lost 111 games and I guess their best player was probably Lave Cross or maybe Jack Stenzel. The battery of Jack Clements and Jack Taylor wasn't completely horrible but they didn't have much beyond that.
The significance of this club lies in the fact that it was Chris Von der Ahe's last club. 1898 was the last year he owned the team and it was, to say the least, a difficult year, with the team in receivership and Von der Ahe struggling to pay the players. This team represents the end of one of the most important eras in St. Louis baseball history.