Saturday, October 12, 2013

Senators Saturday - Tom Brown, 1964.

By the time Tom Brown appeared on card 311 of the 1964 Topps set, his Major League Baseball career was over. Signed before the 1963 season, Brown was a switch-hitting first baseman who seemed promising to the Senators. He spent most of the 1963 season proving he could not hit Major League pitching from either side of the plate.

Tom was assigned to double A York for the 1964 season. He appeared in 59 games and made 243 plate appearances. He hit just .217 but did manage a .346 on-base percentage thanks to the 40 walks he worked.

It looked like baseball wasn't Tom Brown's sport. That's probably why he signed with the NFL's Green Bay Packers. By the fall of 1964 Brown was taking the field with the Packers. He would play just over five seasons in the NFL - all but one game with Green Bay. During that time he played in two Super Bowls. That's more post-season action than he would have seen with the Senators.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Wow, I didn't realize he was the same Tom Brown as Green Bay's strong safety in Super Bowls I and II.