Tommy Brown

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 170
Born: Tuesday, December 06, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 8/3/1944
Last Game: 9/25/1953
Full Name: Thomas Michael Brown

 

August 3, 1944, 75 years ago: The Chicago Cubs sweep a doubleheader from the Brooklyn Dodgers, 6-2 and 7-1 at Ebbets Field. In the opener, shortstop Tommy “Buckshot” Brown goes 1-for-4 in his major league debut. He is 16 years and 8 months old, making him, still, the 2nd-youngest player in major league history.

Clearly, the Brooklyn native was an emergency signing, due to the manpower drain of World War II. But he stayed, through the 1945 season, in which he became the youngest major leaguer to hit a home run. And then he was drafted in 1946. But, as one of the many men to back Pee Wee Reese up, he helped the Dodgers win Pennants in 1947 and 1949, remaining in the major leagues through 1953, and staying in the minors through 1959.