William Brown (baseball)

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William Brown
William Brown 1889 Giants.jpg
First baseman/Catcher
Born: 1866
San Francisco, California
Died: December 20, 1897(1897-12-20) (aged 30–31)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 1887, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1894, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .261
Home runs 6
Runs scored 236

William M. Brown (1866 in San Francisco, California – December 20, 1897 in San Francisco, California[1]), nicknamed "Big Bill",[1] was a Major League Baseball player who played infielder from 1887-1894. He played for the New York Giants, New York Giants (PL), Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, and Louisville Colonels.

In 1895, Brown developed a problem with his lungs.[1] He travelled to Hawaii, southern California, and Arizona in an effort to find a climate that would be more beneficial for his health,[1] but his efforts were unsuccessful, and he died as a result of his condition at home in San Francisco in 1897.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Death List of a Day", The New York Times, December 22, 1897.

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