Saturday, January 31, 2009
Rogers (Bobby) Lee Brown
Bobby Brown was drafted by the Orioles in the 11th round of the 1972 draft. In 1976 he was released by the Orioles and signed as a free agent with the Phils. He was traded with Jay Johnstone to the Yankees for Rawly Eastwick in 1978. Later that year he was drafted by the Mets in the Rule 5 draft, during spring training the following year he was selected off waivers by the Blue Jays. He made his major league debut on April 5, 1979 against the Kansas City Royals. Just after making his debut, he was purchased by the Yankees on April 19, 1979. He was with the Yankees until April 1982 when he was traded to the Mariners with Bill Caudill and Gene Nelson for Shane Rawley. In 1983 he was released by the Mariners and signed as a free agent with the Padres. He played through the 1985 season with San Diego appearing in 221 games over 2 and a half seasons. I got the card through ABC Unlimited. I really like the 1984 Fleer cards.