Hector Harold "Hal" Brown (December 11, 1924 - December 17, 2015), nicknamed "Skinny", was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played from 1951 through 1964 for the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Houston Colt .45s.
He batted and threw right-handed; nicknamed 'Skinny Brown' by his parents because he was obese as a child. Brown weighed 180 pounds (82 kg) and stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall during his active career. Brown was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Brown died in Greensboro, North Carolina, aged 91.
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- "Greensboro knuckleballer 'Skinny' Brown lived Hall of Fame life". News & Record. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
- "The Baseball Library". Archived from the original on 2012-11-17. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Baseball Library Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
- The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia – Gary Gillette, Peter Gammons, Pete Palmer. Publisher: Sterling Publishing, 2005. Format: Paperback, 1824pp. Language: English. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3