William Brown (baseball)

William Brown (baseball)

William Brown
First Baseman/Catcher
Born: 1866
San Francisco, California
Died: December 20, 1897(1897-12-20) (aged 31)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 1887 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1894 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average .261
Home runs 6
Runs scored 236
Teams

William M. Brown (born 1866 in San Francisco, California - December 20, 1897 in San Francisco, California[1]), nicknamed "Big Bill",[1] was a Major League Baseball player who played infielder from 1887-1894. He would play for the New York Giants, New York Giants (PL), Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, and Louisville Colonels.

In 1895, Brown developed a problem with his lungs.[1] He travelled to Hawaii, southern California, and Arizona in an effort to find a climate that would be more beneficial for his health,[1] but his efforts were unsuccessful, and he died as a result of his condition at home in San Francisco in 1897.[1]

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)