Jimmy Brown

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James Roberson Brown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jimmy Brown was a regular with the St. Louis Cardinals, seeing time all around with the infield with the club in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He won a World Series ring and earned an All-Star berth with the Cards in 1942, despite uninspiring numbers (.256/.315/.320 in 145 games) far below highs he had established in prior seasons. For instance, one year prior, in 1941, Brown batted a more robust .306/.363/.406 in 132 games.

Brown entered the Army in June 1943 and was discharged in October 1945, playing a final 79 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946, to whom he had been sold for $30,000 in January. After his playing career ended, Brown was a Boston Braves coach from 1949 to 1951.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1947 Indianapolis Indians American Association 74-79 6th Pittsburgh Pirates
1948 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association 70-83 5th Pittsburgh Pirates
1952 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 25-33 -- St. Louis Cardinals replaced by Harold Olt (29-33) on June 21
Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League 3rd St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round replaced Harold Olt on June 21
1953 Winston-Salem Cardinals Carolina League 69-70 6th St. Louis Cardinals
1954 Hamilton Cardinals PONY League 61-65 5th (t) St. Louis Cardinals
1955 High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League 80-58 1st Cincinnati Redlegs Lost League Finals
1956 Savannah Redlegs South Atlantic League 60-80 7th Cincinnati Redlegs
1957 Savannah Redlegs South Atlantic League 81-72 3rd Cincinnati Redlegs Lost in 1st round
1958 Albuquerque Dukes Western League 71-75 5th Cincinnati Redlegs
1959 Midland Braves Sophomore League 56-70 5th Milwaukee Braves Lost in 1st round
1960 Cedar Rapids Braves Three-I League 71-69 4th Milwaukee Braves none
1961 Cedar Rapids Braves Three-I League 73-57 2nd Milwaukee Braves none
1962 Austin Senators Texas League 69-71 4th Milwaukee Braves Lost League Finals
1963 Austin Senators Texas League 75-65 2nd Milwaukee Braves Lost in 1st round
1964 Greenville Braves Western Carolinas League -- Milwaukee Braves -- Co-manager with Bill Steinecke until resigning on June 30

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