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Norman Ladelle Brown
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut October 3, 1943
- Final Game May 11, 1946
- Born February 1, 1919 in Evergreen, NC USA
- Died May 31, 1995 in Bennettsville, SC USA
 Biographical Information
Right-hander Norm Brown was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox before the 1937 season and pitched sixteen seasons in professional baseball. This run was interrupted for two years (1944-1945) when Brown served in the United States Army during World War II.
Brown pitched seven innings with no decisions in the 1943 year for the Philadelphia Athletics, before leaving for military duty, and appeared in four games on his return in 1946, going 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA and this was the sum-total of his big league career.
During Brown's sixteen year run in the minor leagues, that took him from age 18 to 35, he was attached to 14 different teams in 9 different leagues. Norm would ring up eleven seasons of double-digit winning numbers during this stretch.
Two of those double-digit season's would be plus 20's, and his 22-wins for the Atlanta Crackers would be tops in the Southern Association in 1948 and put him on the All-Star team. He came back five years later in 1953 with a league-leading 21 wins for the Lincoln Chiefs of the Western League and another spot on the All-Star team.
Brownie would wind up his professional baseball career the following year, 1954, going 8-13 with two teams. He ended with a 198-178 record for a .527 winning percentage while appearing in 490 games.