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Sat, 1915-06-26

On June 26, 1915, one of the greatest hitters in the history of the Negro leagues is born. Willard Brown is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brown, given the nickname "Home Run" by Josh Gibson, won two triple crowns and batted over .400 twice in a career that spanned the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

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