Rogers Lee “Bobby” Brown - Player
Inducted in 2000
Rogers Lee "Bobby" Brown (Player) - was born and raised in North Hampton County on Virginia's Eastern Shore. He went to North Hampton High School where he excelled in Baseball and Basketball.
Bobby was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1972 in the 11th round of the amateur draft. Bobby played outfield in the major leagues from 1979-1985. Brown played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1979), New York Yankees (1979-1981), Seattle Mariners (1982) and San Diego Padres (1983-1985)
In 502 games, Bobby accumulated 313 hits, 26 home runs, 130 RBIs, and a .245 batting average.
Bobby started with the New York Yankee organization in 1979 playing for the AAA Columbus Clippers in the International League where he was awarded the League's Most Valuable Player. He then went on to play in two Major League Championship Series and a World Series with the New York Yankees 1980-1981. In 1980, his best year in the Major League, he played centerfield between Reggie Jackson and Lou Pinella. In 137 games he hit 14 homers with 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.
Bobby played in a Major League Championship Series and a World Series with the San Diego Padres in 1984.