Byron Ellis Browne (born December 27, 1942), is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies, between 1965 and 1972.
|Born: December 27, 1942|
Saint Joseph, Missouri
|September 9, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 18, 1972, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||102|
In his first Major League Baseball at-bat, on September 9, 1965, Browne lined out in the second inning of Sandy Koufax's perfect game. After a productive rookie season in 1966, Browne played most of 1967 for the Double-A Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs. In all, he played in parts of three seasons with the Cubs, hitting .236, with 16 home runs, in 134 games. Browne also led the league in strikeouts, in 1966, with 143.
Browne was traded by the Cubs to the Astros, on May 4, 1968, in return for Aaron Pointer but only played in 10 games with the Astros, totaling three hits in 19 at-bats.
Browne was traded to the Phillies, along with Curt Flood, Tim McCarver, and Joe Hoerner, for Dick Allen, Cookie Rojas, and Jerry Johnson, on October 7, 1969. He played the rest of his MLB career for Philadelphia.
Browne's son (Byron Browne, Jr.) played 10 years in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system.
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- Byron Browne at Astros Daily