John W. Brown

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


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 with the Greenville (MS) Black Bucks in 1938.3 4

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

Brown died on March 4th, 1999 in Detroit, MI.5


"JOHN W. BROWN." 26 years old. Born in Crossett, Ark. Started with "Greensville Bucks" in 1936 and 1937. In 1938 with "Norfolk Va. Stars". Out in 1939 and in 1940 with "Oklahoma Indians". In 1941 "Bastrop La. Blues". In 1942-43 with "St. Louis Giants". Joined Buckeyes 1944-45."6

" . . . Crossett, Ark., the Home of John Brown, ace hurler of the Champs [Cleveland Buckeyes]."7


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