Robert William (Doc) Brown
"The only regret I might have is that I didn't play ball exclusively for two or three years"
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Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur
free agent prior to the 1946 baseball season.
"Doc" Brown attended Stanford and UCLA before receiving his medical degree from Tulane University.
As a player, he played for the Yankees from 1946 to 1954. Bobby holds the all-time leading batting average for
players having 40 or more plate appearances in the world series with a .439 avg. (17 for 41)
Bobby Brown was involved in one of the great
Yogism's of all time. He said while he was rooming
with Yogi, Yogi loved to read comics while Brown would read his medical texts. One night, when both were
closing their books, Yogi asked him "How did yours turn out?"
Bobby Brown never appeared on a regular
issued Topps card in the 1950's, but did appear
in the Bowman card set from 1949-1952.
1952 Bowman Bobby Brown Card
Although a practicing cardiologist in
the Dallas - Fort Worth area, Doc Brown returned to baseball
and from 1984 to 1994 was the American League President.