Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#284 Ike Brown 

One MLB team: Tigers…but gained notoriety as being one of last negro league players along with Hank Aaron and Paul Casanova….Signed by Detroit in 1962….worked his way up until he finially saw MLB light of day in 1969…career bench reserve….a pinch hitter…some pop with employment span of 1969 -1973….not be confused with teammate Gates Brown who also served as a good hit reserve….passed away 2006.


  1. Ike Brown was not only one of the last Negro Leagues players to be active in MLB, but I believe he was the last to make his MLB debut.

  2. Yes you are right and he was the last by quite a few years. Ike spent considerable time in the minors before his 1969 debut.