Byron Browne

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Byron Browne
Born: (1942-12-27) December 27, 1942 (age 76)
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 1972, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.236
Home runs30
Runs batted in102

Byron Ellis Browne (born December 27, 1942) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder.

He played with the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies between 1965 and 1972.

Browne was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent on September 9, 1962, then was drafted by the Cubs from the Pirates in the 1963 first-year draft.

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.

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