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Brewers to unveil monument honoring first team

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers are unveiling a monument at Miller Park Tuesday that honors one of the original American League teams.

The American League began in 1900 at a Milwaukee hotel called the Republican House. The next year, during the 1901 inaugural season the Milwaukee Brewers were one of eight teams to participate in the new league.

The Brewers played their home games at Lloyd Street Grounds. Player-manager Hugh Duffy hit .302 that season and eventually was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1902, the Brewers moved to St. Louis and became the Browns. In 1954 the franchise moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.

A Milwaukee group moved the expansion Seattle Pilots franchise to Milwaukee in 1969 to become the Brewers of today.

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