|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1908|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1965|
Professional Baseball Player
Ray Brown played baseball in the Negro Leagues for nineteen seasons and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he was known primarily as a right handed pitcher, he played outfield when he wasn't pitching. He could hit from both sides of the plate and ran well enough to be called in as a pinch hitter.
From 1932 to 1945 Ray played for Cum Posey's Homestead Grays and in 1944, with a nine and three record, threw a one hit shutout in the world series leading the Gray's to their a second consecutive championship title. They won nine consecutive pennants while he was with Homestead and had winning streaks of twenty-eight and twenty-seven games. In 1935 he pitched a no hitter in the East West All Star Game, one of two he played in with Homestead.
In 1946 he moved to the Mexican League where he played until 1949.
During the years of 1950 to 1953 he played in the Canadian Provincial League. With a 3.31 earned run average and an 11 and 10 season record, he helped Sherbrooke win the Provincial title.
Ray was a year round player who barnstormed and played in the winter leagues, most notably in Puerto Rico where he was a national hero.
Some of the other teams he played for were the Dayton Marcos, Indianapolis ABCs and Detroit Wolves.
On February 27, 2006 Raymond Brown was elected to the Hall of Fame and on July 30th was inducted with other players from the Negro and Pre-Negro Leagues.
Greencastle Cemetery (New)
Created by: Wayne Seibert
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
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