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Art&Seek's Contribution to Baseball Fever


by Stephen Becker 29 Oct 2010

Bobby Brown won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees and then gave up baseball to pursue a career in medicine. He eventually settled in Fort Worth and worked as a cardiologist until he returned to baseball in the 1980s to become the president of the American League. And as Joe DiMaggio’s teammate and Yogi Berra’s former roomate, he has plenty of stories to tell:

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Thursday morning,  I talked with the great Dr. Bobby Brown. And by great, I mean a guy who won four World Series titles and then gave up baseball to become a cardiologist in Fort Worth. He literally left in the middle of the 1954 season to start his medical internship. (Imagine someone doing that today.)

He returned to the game in the 1980s to become the president of the American League. If you grew up during that time, you probably remember his signature on the American League baseballs.

What does this have to do with the arts? Absolutely nothing. But he was a good interview, and with everyone overcome with baseball fever, I thought it might be a good time to speak with a baseball doctor:


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