William James Brown Net Worth

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William James "Gates" Brown (May 2, 1939 – September 27, 2013) was an American Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Detroit Tigers (1963–1975). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.Born in Crestline, Ohio, he served time at the Ohio State Reformatory for burglary from 1958 to 1959. He was encouraged by a prison guard who also coached the reformatory's baseball team to join the squad as a catcher. The coach contacted several major-league teams after being impressed by Brown's batting ability. Tigers scouts Frank Skaff and Pat Mullin convinced their ballclub to help Brown get paroled a year early and sign him for US $7,000. He chose to join the Tigers despite interest from other teams such as the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. He explained, "The primary reasons I signed with Detroit is because they didn't have any black players and eventually I figured they would, plus, I had been told about the short right porch at Tiger Stadium."In a 13 season career, Brown was a .257 hitter with 84 home runs and 322 runs batted in in 1,051 games played.Brown divided his major league career as an outfielder, first baseman, pinch hitter and designated hitter. He is best remembered for his contribution to the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers. In his pinch hitting at bats in the 1968 season, Brown hit for a .450 batting average, the eighth highest single season batting average for a pinch hitter (minimum 30 at bats) in major league history. Brown holds the American League record for the most pinch-hit at bats in a career, with 414.On June 19, 1963, coming off the bench, Brown became the American League's 11th player to hit a home run in his first at bat. A popular figure among Tigers fans, Brown may not have had the defensive skills to make the everyday lineup but he has been considered one of the premier pinch hitters in MLB history.In his career, Brown collected 107 pinch hits, including 16 pinch homers, and also led twice the AL in pinch hits (1968 and 1974). His most productive season came in 1964, when he posted career-highs in home runs (15), RBIs (54), runs (65), hits (116), doubles (22), triples (6), stolen bases (11) and at bats (426) in 123 games.While 1968 was called the year of the pitcher for most of baseball, overall batting being only .230 for the year, the potent Tigers attack scored 671 runs. That year was the batting high-water mark for Gates Brown who, with remarkable regularity, came off the bench with clutch hits to spark dramatic ninth inning comeback victories. Brown's timely hitting was crucial in sealing the Tigers' trip to the World Championship. Starting in only 17 games that season, but Brown appeared in 49 more as a pinch hitter, banging out a torrid .370 (34 for 92) with a .442 on-base percentage and a .685 slugging average.On August 7, 1968, Brown made history. He wasn't in the starting lineup, so he decided to grab two hot dogs from the clubhouse. He was ordered by man
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMay 2, 1939
Place Of BirthCrestline, Ohio, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
Star SignTaurus
1Managed the Orlando Juice in the short lived Seniors Professional Baseball League.
2Played for the Detroit Tigers (1963-1975).


42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier2007Documentary shortHimself
A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Detroit Tigers 1963-1975)
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Michigan & Trumbull1999DocumentaryHimself (Detroit Tigers)
1972 American League Championship Series1972TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Detroit Tigers Pinch Hitter
1968 World Series1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Detroit Tigers Pinch Hitter

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Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself

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