Eddie Brown

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Edward William Brown
(Glass Arm Eddie)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Brown had some success in the majors, leading the NL in hits in 1926 and twice leading the league in games played. He was a backup for the New York Giants when they won the World Series in 1921 and was a regular with the Brooklyn Robins who finished in second place in 1924. Most of his managers in the majors were eventual Hall of Famers, such as John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, Dave Bancroft and Rogers Hornsby. When he played for the Boston Braves in 1928, he was one year older than teammate George Sisler, and four years older than teammate (and manager) Hornsby. In 790 games as a big leaguer, he batted .303/.334/.400.

Among players who have come out of Syracuse, he is the one with the most at-bats (as of 2019). He came to the majors at age 29, after a minor league career which started in 1913. After he made his major league debut with the Giants near the end of the 1920 season, and played for the Giants in 1921, he went back to the minors for all of 1922 and 1923, and part of 1924. He had by far the highest batting average for the 1923 Indianapolis Indians. After his major league days, he continued to play into his 40s in the minors.

Although he acquired the nickname "Glass Arm Eddie" for an alleged weak arm, he led the league in double plays turned as a center fielder in 1925. He was also fifth in the league in assists in 1927 as a left fielder. He seems to be the only major leaguer remembered with the nickname "Glass Arm".

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Hits Leader (1926)
  • NL Singles Leader (1926)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1926)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1921 (he did not play in the World Series).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1932 Omaha Packers Western League 8th replaced Pug Griffin
1936 Fairbury Jeffs Nebraska State League 19-44 NA Team disbanded July 16

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