Bob Browne was a minor league shortstop and manager.
In 1922, he played for the St. Joseph Saints (.231/?/.284 in 66 G) and Minneapolis Millers (.229/?/.292 in 80 G, his only time playing at the minors' highest level, then called AA). He fielded .934 at short between the two stops; when he switched between the two teams, he traded spots with Tony DeFate. He hit .272/?/.350 with 30 doubles for St. Joseph in 1923, fielding .939 with 36 errors in 103 games. He batted .226/?/.304 for the 1924 Topeka Senators. He also managed Topeka for part of 1924,
Bob split 1926 between the Tulsa Oilers and Omaha Buffaloes (a combined .269/?/.337) and also managed the Ponca City Poncans/Eureka Oilers part of the year. In 1928, he managed the Lincoln Links. He began 1929 managing Lincoln but was replaced by Les Nunamaker and moved to the Grand Island Islanders, replacing Clay Schoonover. He also played for both clubs, hitting .271/?/.335 and fielding .925. As player-manager of the 1931 York Dukes, he batted .254/?/.327 and fielded .927.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1924||Topeka Senators||Western Association||7th||replaced Barney Cleveland|
|1926||Ponca City Poncans / Eureka Oilers||Southwestern League||--||--||Replaced by Tiny Simmons|
|1928||Lincoln Links||Nebraska State League||66-54||2nd|
|1929||Lincoln Links||Nebraska State League||--||--||replaced by Les Nunamaker|
|Grand Island Islanders||Nebraska State League||6th||replaced Clay Schoonover|
|1931||York Dukes||Nebraska State League||6th||replaced Pop Gleason|