Former major league pitcher and coach Jackie Brown passed away Sunday after a long illness.
Brown, who was born and still resided in Holdenville, Oklahoma was 73.
A right-handed pitcher, Brown made his major league debut with the Washington Senators in July 1970 and pitched for the Senators/Texas Rangers from 1970-71 and 1973-75. He also was with Cleveland (1975-76) and Montreal (1977) with a career record of 47-53 and 4.18 ERA in 214 games/105 starts. Brown set career bests with 13 wins, 9 complete games, 216.2 innings, and 134 strikeouts with the Rangers in 1974.
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Brown went on to serve as the Rangers' major league pitching coach for managers Pat Corrales, Don Zimmer, and Darrell Johnson from 1979-82. He also had stints as the major league pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox from 1992-95 and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2002. Brown also worked as a minor league pitching coach and coordinator for a number of major league organizations.
Brown's brother, Paul pitched in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1960's. His nephew, Daren Brown is a minor league manager in the Seattle organization and was the Mariners' interim manager for 50 games in 2010.