Dr. Bobby Brown, who could be described in numerous ways — doctor, American league president, Korean War Vet, Yankees third baseman, and four time world champion — died Thursday at the age of 96 in his Fort Worth, Texas home from natural causes after being in hospice care.
Brown was the last surviving member of the ’47, ’49, and ’50 World Series teams.
Bobby Brown had quite the career as the Yankees third baseman for eight years. During his time on the team, Brown helped bring home four world championships (1947, 1949, 1950, and 1951), played 548 regular season games, and had a .439 post season batting average, all while studying to become a doctor.
After his playing days, Brown began a 30-year career as a successful and well-respected cardiologist. He remained involved with baseball, as he served as interim president for the Texas Rangers for six months in 1974, helping to stabilize the franchise for years to come. Ten years later, Brown served as the American League president until leaving the position in 1994.
Bobby was also a frequent and popular attendee at Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, always showing up in full uniform for his introduction.
Dr. Bobby Brown will be missed around the league and in the Yankees organization.