Lew Brown (baseball)

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Lew Brown
Lew Brown.jpg
Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1858-02-01)February 1, 1858
Leominster, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1889(1889-01-15) (aged 30)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 17, 1876, for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearance
October 19, 1884, for the Boston Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .248
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 169

Lewis J. Brown (February 1, 1858 – January 15, 1889) was an American Major League Baseball catcher and first baseman for seven seasons and played for six different teams from 1876 to 1884. Brown was primarily a catcher, but he also logged over 100 games as a first baseman. He also appeared twice as a pitcher.

Brown missed the 1882 season due to being blacklisted for "confirmed dissipation and general insubordination."[1] Brown died at the age of 30 in Boston, Massachusetts, and is interred at Forest Hills Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Baseball Library Chronology: 1881
  2. ^ "Lew Brown's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 

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