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Thu, 2001-05-17

On May 17, 2001, former major leaguer Ike Brown dies from cancer at the age of 60. A popular member of the Detroit Tigers for five seasons, Brown was one of the last Negro leagues players still active in the majors during the 1970s. The versatile Brown played every position but catcher and center field during his major league career.

 

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