Today in Tribe History: December 31, 1955
Bob Toth | On 31, Dec 2017
Former Indians pitcher Clint Brown passes away in Rocky River, Ohio, at the age of 52.
The right-handed Brown spent ten seasons with the Indians over two separate tours in the organization. He debuted in 1928 and spent parts of eight seasons with the Indians through 1935, working primarily as a starter. He led the league in shutouts in 1930 with three and posted a league-low 1.7 walks per nine innings in both 1932 and 1933.
He was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Indians in 1936 and would spend five years with the Pale Hose, making all but two appearances as a reliever, before being traded back to Cleveland prior to the 1941 season. He spent that season and part of the 1942 season with the Tribe before his release on June 16.
He ended his 15-year MLB career with an 89-93 record and a 4.26 ERA. He led the league twice in games pitched in 1937 and 1939 for the Sox and saved a league-best 18 games in that 1937 campaign.