Mace Brown

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Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
North English, IA
Death Date
Mar 24, 2002 (92)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1909
Birthplace
North English, IA
Death Date
Mar 24, 2002 (92)

About

One of the earliest full-time relief pitchers to play in the major leagues, he was also a coach and scout for the Boston Red Sox.

Before Fame

Without a school baseball team, he instead took up javelin throwing, earning a scholarship to the University of Iowa.

Trivia

In 1938, pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he gave up the legendary 'Homer in the Gloamn' to the Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett, which propelled the Cubs to the World Series.

Family Life

He was born near North English, Iowa, his father a school janitor.

Associated With

In his rookie season he witnessed the last home run ever hit by Babe Ruth.