William Brown (baseball)
William M. Brown (1866 in San Francisco, California – December 20, 1897 in San Francisco, California), nicknamed "Big Bill", was a Major League Baseball player who played infielder from 1887-1894. He played for the New York Giants, New York Giants (PL), Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, and Louisville Colonels.
|First baseman / Catcher|
San Francisco, California
|Died: December 20, 1897 (aged 30–31)|
|May 10, 1887, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 20, 1894, for the St. Louis Browns|
In 1895, Brown developed a problem with his lungs. He travelled to Hawaii, southern California, and Arizona in an effort to find a climate that would be more beneficial for his health, but his efforts were unsuccessful, and he died as a result of his condition at home in San Francisco in 1897.
- "Death List of a Day", The New York Times, December 22, 1897.
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