College Baseball Foundation mourns loss of Dr. Bobby Brown

Dr. Brown was a 2015 recipient of the George H.W. Distinguished Alumnus Award

March 26th, 2021

The College Baseball Foundation joins baseball fans everywhere in mourning the passing of Dr. Bobby Brown. Dr. Brown was a 2015 recipient of our George H.W. Bush Distinguished Alumnus Award.

He did it all in baseball and life. During the war years amid service in the Navy, he played for Stanford in 1943, captained UCLA in 1944 and led Tulane to their most successful season to date in 1945, while batting well over .400 at each stop. After the war, he played with the Yankees and continued his medical studies in the offseason while balancing his life as a professional player. After 30 years as a cardiologist, he served as President of the American League for 10 years.

It is an understatement to say that Dr. Brown was a very deserving recipient of the Bush Award. He was truly a most distinguished alumnus of college baseball.

Dr. Brown was a gentleman, a scholar and very devoted to the game of baseball. May he rest in peace.