New York Yankees Legend Speaks to Advisory Board

Former New York Yankee legend Dr. Bobby Brown spoke to the Impossible Possibilities (IP) Advisory Board on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club.

New York Yankees Legend Speaks to Advisory Board

The IP Fall Speaker Series is one of two events hosted by the IP Advisory Board, which invites accomlished individuals to talk about their respective careers.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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 his playing career, Dr. 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. Dr. 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.

The Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who share a common belief in education. Members are eligible to participate in program committees, sponsored outings and networking events, as well as attend the organization’s semiannual speaker series, which features private talks by accomplished professionals.

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