Jumbo Brown


Jumbo Brown
Born: (1907-04-30)April 30, 1907
Greene, Rhode Island
Died: October 2, 1966(1966-10-02) (aged 59)
Freeport, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 1925, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1941, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record33–31
Earned run average4.07
Career highlights and awards

Walter George "Jumbo" Brown (April 30, 1907 – October 2, 1966) was a right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher, one of the first to play that position exclusively. During his career he went 33–31 with 29 saves (leading the league two times in that category) and a 4.07 ERA. He is known mostly for his large size, weighing 295 pounds (134 kg) during his playing days.[1] Until Walter Young, he was the heaviest player to ever play in the Major Leagues.

Brown's best years where he recorded 15 of his 29 saves were in 1940 and 1941. He led the National League in saves both those years. He also posted ERA's of 3.42 and 3.32—the second and third best of his career.

Brown was born in Greene, Rhode Island, and played his first game on August 26, 1925, with the Chicago Cubs. He went on to play for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Giants. He died in Freeport, New York.

See also


  1. ^ Jumbo Brown at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by David Krell, Retrieved August 5, 2019.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
  • Jumbo Brown at Find a Grave Edit this at Wikidata