Note: This page is for Jimmy Brown, major league player in 1937-1946 and longtime minor league manager. For other players with similar names, click here.
James Roberson Brown
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8½", Weight 165 lb.
- School North Carolina State University
- Debut April 23, 1937
- Final Game September 15, 1946
- Born April 25, 1910 in Jamesville, NC USA
- Died December 29, 1977 in Bath, NC USA
Jimmy Brown was a regular with the St. Louis Cardinals, seeing time all around with the infield with the club in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He won a World Series ring and earned an All-Star berth with the Cards in 1942, despite uninspiring numbers (.256/.315/.320 in 145 games) far below highs he had established in prior seasons. For instance, one year prior, in 1941, Brown batted a more robust .306/.363/.406 in 132 games.
Brown entered the Army in June 1943 and was discharged in October 1945, playing a final 79 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1946, to whom he had been sold for $30,000 in January. After his playing career ended, Brown was a Boston Braves coach from 1949 to 1951.
- NL All-Star (1942)
- 2-time NL At Bats Leader (1939 & 1942)
- Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942