Saturday, January 16, 2016

#516 Oscar Brown


Brother of Ollie Brown of Padres fame....not as successful as his sibling....career reserve outfielder for the Braves...drafted by three teams in normal sequence...late in draft out of high school....taken in earlier rounds as he attended community college then USC...At USC was a teammate of Bill Lee...In an impressive professional debut, hit .346 in Class A ball....also hit .385 in short cup of coffee stint with the Braves 1970....neither resulted in regular work at either minor or major level....little power, not in accordance to the doctrine of the  early 1970’s Braves....also had brother who played in NFL....finished hitting .244, 4 home runs/28 RBIs in 316 at bats.


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