Walter Brown

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Right-hander Walter Brown spent thirteen seasons in professional baseball from 1936 to 1951. He also served with the United States Navy during World War II.

Brown spent the 1947 season in the majors, making his debut with the St. Louis Browns on May 16, 1947. He made 19 appearances, pitching 46 innings with a 4.89 ERA while winning his only decision for a 1-0 major league record. He pitched his last game on September 24, 1947. Walter spent the balance of his pro baseball career in the minor leagues and had five double-digit winning seasons : 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940 and 1941. His best numbers in this run came early when he went 15-10 with a 2.32 ERA for the '37 Union Springs Springers team of the Class D Alabama-Florida League, helping his club to the league title in his second year. From 1943 until his finale in 1951, his best minor league season came in 1946, when he went 9-8 with a 3.70 ERA while appearing in 34 games. He left the game with a career mark on the farm of 112-106 in 371 games while pitching 1,828 innings.

After baseball, Walter moved back to his native New York where he worked and lived until his death on February 3, 1991 in Westfield, NY.

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