Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Bobby Brown

Date and Place of Birth: October 25, 1924 Seattle, WA

Baseball Experience: Major League
Third Base/Shortstop

Military Unit: US Navy

Area Served: United States


Robert W. Brown was at Stanford University when he enlisted in July 1943. He was assigned to a naval unit at UCLA for a year and then to San Diego Naval Hospital. In December 1944, he was assigned to Tulane Medical School as a midshipman and was discharged from service in January 1946. Brown made his major league debut with the Yankees in September 1946 and enjoyed eight seasons with the team, including four World Series. After baseball, Brown became a cardiologist and later served as the American League president.

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