Larry Brown (baseball)

Infobox MLB retired
bgcolor1=darkblue
bgcolor2=maroon
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
name=Larry Brown
position=Infielder
bats=Right
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1940|3|1|
debutdate=July 6
debutyear=1963
debutteam=Cleveland Indians
finaldate=September 29
finalyear=1974
finalteam=Texas Rangers
stat1label=Batting average
stat1value=.233
stat2label=Home runs
stat2value=47
stat3label=RBI
stat3value=254
teams=
*Cleveland Indians (by|1963-by|1971)
*Oakland Athletics (by|1971-by|1972)
*Baltimore Orioles (by|1973)
*Texas Rangers (by|1974)
highlights=

Larry Leslie Brown (Born: March 1, 1940 in Shinnston, West Virginia, United States) is the brother of Dick Brown and a former Major League Baseball infielder who played from by|1963 to by|1974 for the Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. A right-hander, he was 5'11" and he weighed 165 pounds.

He was originally signed by the Indians in by|1958, and on July 6, 1963, against the New York Yankees, he made his big league debut at the age of 23. Pinch-hitting for Tito Francona, he struck out in his first at-bat, but he collected a single in his second plate appearance.

As a starter for Cleveland between by|1964 and by|1969, his batting averages were consistently low – his highest batting average during that span was .253, while his lowest was .227. In by|1970, he lost his starting job to a young Jack Heidemann, and by April 24, 1971, he was with a new team – the Athletics. He'd end up hitting below .200 during his time with the Athletics, and in by|1973 he was signed by the Orioles. He played only 17 games with them that season, batting .250. He finished his career with the Rangers in 1974. He played his final game on September 29 of that year.

Overall, he hit .233 with 47 career home runs and 254 RBI. Brown ranked in the top 5 in sacrifice hits (by|1965 and by|1967). He also ranked in the top ten in intentional walks in 1968, and because of his good eye at the plate, he ranked in the top ten for best at-bats per strikeout ratio twice (by|1968 and by|1969). His fielding percentage stood at .966.

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