|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1937|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1987|
Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For seventeen seasons (1960 to 1976), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels. Born James Thomas Brewer, he was raised in Oklahoma where he attended Broken Arrow High School. Signed as an amateur free agent by the Cubs in 1956, he marked his Major League debut with them on July 17th, 1960 and pitched in 5 games that year. Brewer's most accomplished body of work came as a Dodger, when he contributed to two consecutive National League Pennant-winning squads (1965 and 1966 Dodgers), which includes the 1965 World Champion Dodgers. Primarily a reliever, he produced six consecutive seasons in which he topped 50 games pitched (1968 to 1973) and earned All-Star status in 1973. He experienced his final postseason action as a member of the Dodgers' whom captured the 1974 National League Pennant. In 584 regular season games, he compiled a 69 win 65 loss record with a 3.07 lifetime ERA in 1,040 innings pitched. He totaled 3 innings with a 2.70 ERA in World Series competition. Following his playing career, he served as a coach with the Montreal Expos (1977 to 1979) and at Oral Roberts University. At the time of his death, he was serving as a coach with the Dodgers' Minor League affiliate team. He died in an automobile accident. (bio by: C.S.)
Patricia C Brewer (1938 - ____)*
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 24, 2012
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Remembering the screwball specialist of the L.A. Dodger bullpen of the '60's. Vin Scully loved to tell us that JB lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Brewer was one tough lefty. RIP, Jim.|
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