Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Dr. Brown has been a friend of the program for many years and has served on our Advisory Board since 1996. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Dr. Bobby Brown, a retired cardiologist and former New York Yankee Third Baseman, served as President of the American League of Professional Baseball from January 1984 until his retirement in August of 1994. During his term as American League President, Brown served on Baseball's Executive Council, as a member of the Player Relations Committee, and on several management committees in the Baseball structure.
Dr. Bobby Brown formulated the concept of the Rookie League, a pitching machine program designed primarily for 7, and 8 year olds. Babe Ruth League quickly embraced this concept and established the rookie league as a division. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the confidence and ability of all participants. It is because of Brown's keen foresight that many more thousands of young players are enjoying the great game of baseball today. The Rookie League Division continues to receive high praise from coaches, players, parents and league officials.
Brown and his wife, Sara, reside in Fort Worth, Texas. They have three married children and several grandchildren.