From BR Bullpen
Walter George Brown
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 295 lb.
- Debut August 26, 1925
- Final Game August 27, 1941
- Born April 30, 1907 in Greene, RI USA
- Died October 2, 1966 in Freeport, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Jumbo Brown was, according to most sources, the heaviest player ever to play major league baseball*. A reliever, he didn't become a closer until the last four years of his career. He never stole a base in his major league career, but he did hit a triple once as a young player.
When he broke into major league ball, he was the youngest player in the National League.
- The "heaviest player" no longer applies as Jonathan Broxton has been listed at 300 pounds.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time NL Saves Leader (1940 & 1941)
- Won two World Series with the New York Yankees (1932 & 1936); he played in neither World Series). He also played on the pennant-winning 1937 New York Giants, but did not appear in the 1937 World Series.