Orange and brown text and an illustration of a character with a baseball bat on a white background
The St. Louis Browns Major League Baseball team originated in Milwaukee as the Brewers, moving to St. Louis in 1902. "Brownie the Elf" was originally designed as the logo for the Cleveland Browns football team in the late 1940s. Possibly inspired by the brownie creatures of Scottish folklore, the earliest versions of Brownie as a team logo are credited to Dick Dugan, who became the sports cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Brownie the Elf served his brief mascot duty for the St. Louis Browns from 1952-1953, just before the team moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.