Bobby Brown (third baseman)
- For other uses, see Bobby Brown
Born: October 25, 1924|
|September 22, 1946 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|June 30, 1954 for the New York Yankees|
|Runs batted in||237|
Career highlights and awards
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Brown - also nicknamed "The Golden Boy" during his playing career - attended Stanford University and UCLA before receiving his medical degree from Tulane University. During his time at Stanford, he and another student were involved in the rescue of a Coast Guardsman from a plane crash, for which he received a Silver Lifesaving Medal.
Concurrently, he played 548 regular-season games for the Yankees, with a lifetime batting average of .279 with 22 home runs. In addition, he appeared in four World Series (1947, 1949, 1950, 1951) for New York, batting .439 in 17 games. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He missed 1½ seasons due to military service during the Korean War.
A famous apocryphal story that has made the rounds for years in baseball circles concerns the time when Brown's road roommate was star Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, who had little formal education. The two were reading in their hotel room one night - Berra a comic book and Brown his copy of Boyd's Pathology. Berra came to the end of his comic, tossed it aside, and asked Brown, "So, how is yours turning out?"
Brown and Berra are the last two living members of the Yankees team that won the 1947 World Series. There are no living players who played on an earlier Yankees World Series-winning team.
Baseball executive career
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A decorated veteran of two wars, a noted baseball player who served on five championship teams, an accomplished physician, and the former President of the American League, Brown is considered to have few equals in the history of major league baseball. He is a regular at the Yankees' annual Old Timers' Day celebrations.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- The Crash of a Kingfisher off San Gregorio - Rescue By Bobby Brown
- Dr. Bobby Brown (1984-1994)
- Fournier, Richard “Pro Players Few and Far Between in Korea” VFW Magazine June–July 2013, page 28