The list of teams that Ray Brown played for over his 18-year career reads like a history of black baseball. He spent time with the Indianapolis ABCs, the Detroit Wolves, and the Philadelphia Stars as well as Mexican League teams like the Mexico City Diablos Rojos and the Veracruz Azules. His longest tenure came with the Homestead Grays, whom he helped lead to nine League titles and two Negro League World Series championships. Perhaps his greatest moment came in the 1944 series when he used his tremendous curveball to pitch a one-hitter against the Birmingham Black Barons in game three.
Brown was married to the daughter of Negro League entrepreneur and fellow Hall of Famer, Cum Posey.
August 18, 2011