Youngstown Browns

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The Youngstown Browns was a baseball team in the Mid-Atlantic League that was based in Youngstown, Ohio, between 1939 and 1941. The team's overall performance was uneven, but it peaked during its second season.[1]

In 1939, the Browns ranked seventh in the eight-team league, but the team rebounded the following year. In 1940, the Browns were poised to take the championship but lost to the Akron Yankees.[1]

The Browns disbanded when the Mid-Atlantic League suspended operations at the outset of America's entry into World War II.[1] The team is best remembered for its role in launching the career of major league player Floyd Baker, who married a Youngstown native and made the city his honorary hometown.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Youngstown's Million-Dollar Playground". Newcolonist.com. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  2. ^ . Landolf, Charles A. (April 1, 1977). "Youngstown Once Main Link in Minor Loop Baseball Chain". Youngstown Vindicator.