Note: This page is for Hall of Fame pitcher Ray Brown; for others with the same name, click here.
Raymond Leslie Brown
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School Wilberforce University
- Debut 1931
- Final Game 1945
- Born February 23, 1908 in McDonald Township, OH USA
- Died February 8, 1965 in Dayton, OH USA
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2006
One of the best Negro League pitchers ever, Ray Brown finished his career with one win fewer than Satchel Paige, along with twenty-seven fewer losses. Although already into his forties, he played in the Quebec-based Provincial League in the early 1950s and managed a number of semi-pro teams in the province as well.
Brown married the daughter of Cum Posey on July 4, 1935 in a ceremony at home plate.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues in 2006.
- 2-time NNL All-Star (1935 & 1940)
- NNL Pitcher's Triple Crown (1938)
- 2-time NNL ERA Leader (1938 & 1940)
- 8-time NNL Wins Leader (1931, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940-1942 & 1944)
- 2-time NNL Winning Percentage Leader (1938 & 1940)
- 4-time NNL Games Pitched Leader (1931, 1937, 1938 & 1941)
- 5-time League Saves Leader (1932/EWL, 1937/NNL, 1938/NNL, 1942/NNL & 1944/NNL)
- 4-time NNL Innings Pitched Leader (1931, 1937, 1938 & 1940)
- 3-time NNL Strikeouts Leader (1931, 1937 & 1938)
- 7-time League Complete Games Leader (1931/NNL, 1932/EWL, 1937/NNL, 1938/NNL, 1940/NNL, 1941/NNL & 1944/NNL)
- 3-time NNL Shutouts Leader (1938, 1940 & 1944)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1940)
- Won two Negro World Series with the Homestead Grays in 1943 and 1944
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 2006
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