Willard Brown

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Birthdate 6/26/1915
Death Date 8/4/1996
Debut Year 1935
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Right Field

Willard Brown twice won the Triple Crown while playing in Puerto Rico. In 2006 he was inducted into both the US and Caribbean HoF.

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Willard Brown helped the Kansas City Monarchs to sex Negro League pennants

Willard Brown helped the Kansas City Monarchs to sex Negro League pennants

Nicknamed “Home Run Brown” by none other than Josh Gibson, Willard Brown was a power-hitting center fielder for the Kansas City Monarchs. Brown helped the Monarchs to six Negro League pennants including the Negro League championship in 1942. He led the Negro leagues in
Buck O'Neil lists Willard Brown on his All Time Negro League team

Buck O'Neil lists Willard Brown on his All Time Negro League team

Willard Brown’s big league statistics – 21 games, a .179 batting average – are a woefully incomplete measure of the player he was. His greatest seasons came when he was barred from playing Major League Baseball because of the color of his skin. Those wrongs were corrected when Brown was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Veterans

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