Fall Speaker Series Featuring Yankees’ Legend Dr. Bobby Brown
Former New York Yankee legend Dr. Bobby Brown will speak at the Impossible Possibilities Advisory Board Fall Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club.
Brown made his Major League debut on Sept. 22, 1946, for the New York Yankees and played until 1954. He was the first player in history to attend medical school full time while also playing professional baseball. His .439 career batting average in World Series play is the highest for batters with more than 20 at-bats, a remarkable accomplishment considering he was teammates with Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, and Joe Gordon.
Brown is also the last living member of the 1947 World Series Champion Yankees team. If he had not missed the 1952 and 1953 Series to serve in Korea, Brown would have played through the Yankees’ five consecutive World Series wins from 1949 to 1953.
After baseball, Brown worked as a cardiologist for 25 years. He and his medical partner were two of the first cardiologists in Fort Worth. The Albert M. Goggans, M.D. and Robert W. Brown, M.D. Regional Heart Center at Baylor Fort Worth is named in their honor.
Brown also served as interim President of the Texas Rangers for six months in 1974 and was elected President of the American League in 1983.
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