Place of Birth:
May 21, 1909 North English,
Died: March 24, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina
Rank: Lieutenant (junior grade)
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
S Brown was born on May 21, 1909 in North English,
He was signed by the St Louis Cardinals in 1930
and had stops at
Pitching for the Tulsa Oilers of the Texas League, Brown was 19-12 with a 3.53 ERA in 1934, and made his major league debut with the Pirates the following season. Primarily, a relief pitcher throughout his career, Brown was 15-9 in 51 outings with the Pirates in 1938 and pitched three innings in the all-star game.
He was purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 22, 1941 and then sold to the Boston Red Sox in December. He made 34 appearances for the Red Sox in 1942 and led the American League by appearing in 49 games for a 2.12 ERA in 1943.
Brown entered military service on March 13, 1944.
He was sworn in as a lieutenant, junior grade at
In March 1945, he was assigned to the Honolulu
Naval Air Station in
Brown received his discharge on January 6, 1946. He was overweight and out of shape from not having played regularly, and reported to spring training two weeks early to get into shape. He pulled a ligament in his elbow during a spring training game and never fully recovered. He made 18 appearances for the Red Sox in 1946 and was released at the end of the year.
He went on to become a scout with the Red Sox and worked with the organization for many years.
Mace Brown passed away on March 24, 2002 at the
age of 92. He was buried in his Red Sox uniform in
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