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Mace Stanley Brown
Birth: May 21, 1909
Death: Mar. 24, 2002

Major League Baseball Player. Mace Brown was one of the first pitchers to specialize in a relief roll and was the first full time relief pitcher in the major leagues to make the All-Star Team. During an 11 year career spent mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he established himself as one of the top relief pitchers in the NL. In 1937 he set a record by appearing in 50 games without recording a complete game. The 1938 season was the best of times and the worst of times for him. Recording his overall greatest season record wise, he appeared in 51 games and led the "Buckos" with 15 wins, all of which were recorded in relief to go along with 5 saves. Unfortunately for Brown, he gave up the famous "Homer in the Gloamin'" to Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs that won the National League pennant. The incident happened on September 28th, 1938 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning at a lightless Wrigley Field. Umpire Jocko Conlan had announced that the game would be called after nine innings if the game was still tied, but the Hartnett blast sealed the deal for the Cubs, overshadowing what was just a terrific season for Brown. Brown was traded in 1941 to the Dodgers where he was part of Brooklyn's' pennant winning club that eventually lost to the Yankees. Moving onto the American League the next year, he spent the 1942 and '43 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, again leading the league in appearances with 49 in 1943. He then joined the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant while serving in the Pacific during World War II. After taking time out for military service during World War 2, he returned to Boston in 1946, pitching in 18 games and accumulating a 3-1 record. After his retirement, he stayed with the Boston organization as a coach and later a scout, retiring finally in 1989. In 387 league games, he accrued a lifetime record of 76-57 with 48 saves and a 3.46 ERA over 1075 innings pitched. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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  Sue Talley Brown (1910 - 2000)*
 
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Westminster Gardens
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
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NL All-Star (1938)2-time League Games Pitched Leader (1938/NL & 1943/AL)2-time NL Saves Leader (1937 & 1940)15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1938)200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1939)baseball-reference.com
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