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Note: This page links to Bobby Brown, the former Yankees infielder and American League president. For other players with similar names, click here

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Robert William Brown
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Bobby Brown, later to become a cardiologist and even later the President of the American League, had an eight-year career in the major leagues, all with the New York Yankees.

He broke in auspiciously, with a .333 average in 7 games in 1946. In 1947, he hit .300 in 69 games, and then in 1948, he hit exactly .300 again in 113 games.

After that, his average usually went down each year.

Primarily a third baseman, in the early years he and Billy Johnson (another fellow who had very common first and last names) shared the position.

Brown is the all-time leader for batting average in post-season play with his 17 for 41 record (.439) among players with at least 40 post-season plate appearances.

He served as American League president from 1984 to 1994. He also earned his medical degree and practiced surgery for thirty years.

He roomed sometimes with Yogi Berra, who read comic books while Brown read medical texts. One night, when both were closing their books, Yogi asked him "How did yours come out?"

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