|Born: December 27, 1942|
Saint Joseph, Missouri
|September 9, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 18, 1972, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||102|
In his first Major League Baseball at-bat on September 9, 1965, Browne lined out in the second inning of Sandy Koufax's perfect game. After a productive rookie season in 1966, Browne spent most of 1967 in Double-A Dallas. He played in parts of three seasons with the Cubs, hitting .236 with 16 home runs in 134 games. He also led the league in strikeouts in 1966 with 143.
Browne was traded by the Cubs to the Astros on May 4, 1968, in return for Aaron Pointer but only played in 10 games with the Astros, totaling three hits in 19 at-bats.
The Cardinals purchased him from the Astros on February 12, 1969, where he appeared in 22 games while hitting .226 spending most of the season in AAA with the Tulsa Oilers.
Browne was traded to the Phillies, along with Curt Flood, Tim McCarver, and Joe Hoerner, for Dick Allen, Cookie Rojas, and Jerry Johnson on October 7, 1969. He played the rest of his MLB career for Philadelphia.
Browne's son (Byron Browne, Jr.) played 10 years in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system.