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John W. Brown

John Wesley Brown, born October 23rd, 1918 in Hamburg, AR,1 was a Negro League baseball player.

Biography

Brown was the son of Henry R. Brown and Matilda (nee Bethune) Brown. He was born in Hamburg, AR, before he and his family moved to nearby Crossett, AR at a young age.2

Brown played in the first 1946 East West All-Star game.

Excerpts

" . . . Crossett, Ark., the Home of John Brown, ace hurler of the Champs [Cleveland Buckeyes]."3

Stats

Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.