|Bobby Brown in 1951 by Bowman Gum|
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Number 7 on the Yankees in 1951. Tuesday, April 12, 2011
In 1947,1948,1949,1950 Bobby Brown and only Bobby Brown had worn number 6, so the Yankees had given Brown's number to Mantle in spring training 1951 a further sign of the team's high regard for Mantle. In Brown's rookie season of 1946 he played in only 7 games and wore ... number 7.
Bobby Brown later became a heart surgeon and after that president of the American League.