2004 Hall of Fame Inductees BASEBALL
Dick Browse

Following in the footsteps of his father, City League standout Bane Browse, Dick Browse

was a member of the 1941 Lincoln High School team that won the league crown and the “mythical” state championship team. In the playoffs at Athletic Park in Tacoma, Browse helped Lincoln to a 4-0 win over Walla Walla and an 8-2 victory over Bellingham. The team finished the season with 28 wins in 32 games. Teammate Ed Bemis said, “Dick was a helluva hitter for us. He played the outfield and always batted in the top three spots in the batting order because he was a solid .300-plus hitter.” Browse went on to success in the Tacoma City League. Playing for George Wise and the South Tacoma team in 1949, Browse, a centerfielder, hit .415 to lead his squad to the first half title. He was a member of the City League All-Stars who lost an August 7, 1949 exhibition game to the Kansas City Monarchs, coached by Hall of Famer “Cool Papa” Bell.