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Chris von der Ahe

Chris von der Ahe
1851–1913
Baseball Team Owner

The St. Louis Browns, St. Louis’ first baseball team, was once owned by Chris Von der Ahe, who also was proprietor of a saloon at Grand and St. Louis Avenues. His statue is the work of a relative in Germany and was erected long before he died. While he was still living, the year of his death was placed on the monument — his clairvoyance was accurate.