Jim Brown (catcher)

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Jim Brown
Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1892-05-16)May 16, 1892
San Marcos, Texas
Died: January 21, 1943(1943-01-21) (aged 50)
San Marcos, Texas
Batted: Both Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1920, for the Chicago American Giants
Last appearance
1935, for the Chicago American Giants

James R. Brown (May 16, 1892 – January 21, 1943) was an American baseball catcher and first baseman in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1920 to 1935, playing mostly with the Chicago American Giants. Brown died after being thrown out of a car, breaking his neck.[2]


  1. ^ "Foster Wastes No Time on Uncertainties" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, April 3, 1920, Page 7, Columns 1 and 2
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. 

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