Ollie Brown, One of a Trio of Brothers in Pro Sports, Dies at Age 71

Ollie Brown, often referred to as the “Original Padre,” died in May from complications of mesothelioma.  In 1968, the outfielder was the first player selected by the expansion San Diego Padres.  Ollie began his major league career with the San Francisco Giants in 1965 and played until 1977, also appearing for the Phillies, Brewers, Astros, and A’s.

Ollie’s brother, Oscar Brown, was a major league outfielder for the Atlanta Braves from 1969 to 1973.  Their brother, Willie Brown, played in the NFL and later coached as USC and in the NFL.

Read more about Ollie Brown’s career at the link below from The Fresno Bee:

http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/mlb/article21186375.html

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