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When Brown reached England as one of the players on the 1888-89 World Tour, it was
a homecoming for the Liverpool-born outfielder. A fleet ball hawk and basestealer,
he usually batted leadoff although he led his league in striking out five times.
In 1891 with Boston, he topped the American Association with 106 stolen bases and
177 runs scored.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 8, 1963: With John F. Kennedy in attendance at the opener in Washington D.C., young Steve Barber starts the season for the O's against the Washington Senators. In the Nats lineup is Barber's high school teammate, Tom Brown, who goes on to football. Jim Gentile and Boog Powell homer for the Birds, who win 3–1.