October 31st, 2009

October 25 – Happy Birthday Bobby Brown

This is not the switch-hitting Bobby Brown who played a lot of outfield for the Yankees in 1980. This is the Bobby Brown who was a decent hitting, terrible fielding utility player for New York in the late forties and early fifties. This is the Bobby Brown who shined in four Fall Classics as a Yankee and holds a .439 lifetime World Series batting average. This is the Bobby Brown who gave up baseball to become a cardiologist and then gave up his medical career to become a front office executive for the Texas Rangers and then President of the American League. This is not the Bobby Brown who married Whitney Houston.

Brown shares his October 25th birthday with another former AL President,  this former Yankee reliever from the early sixties, this former Yankee shortstop from the early eighties and this Yankee bullpen coach.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1946 NYY 7 29 24 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 .333 .429 .375 .804
1947 NYY 69 175 150 21 45 6 1 1 18 0 21 9 .300 .390 .373 .763
1948 NYY 113 417 363 62 109 19 5 3 48 0 48 16 .300 .383 .405 .788
1949 NYY 104 384 343 61 97 14 4 6 61 4 38 18 .283 .359 .399 .759
1950 NYY 95 320 277 33 74 4 2 4 37 3 39 18 .267 .360 .339 .699
1951 NYY 103 369 313 44 84 15 2 6 51 1 47 18 .268 .369 .387 .756
1952 NYY 29 100 89 6 22 2 0 1 14 1 9 6 .247 .323 .303 .627
1954 NYY 28 69 60 5 13 1 0 1 7 0 8 3 .217 .304 .283 .588
8 Yrs 548 1863 1619 233 452 62 14 22 237 9 214 88 .279 .367 .376 .742
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/25/2013.