Next up on my "1976 project" for blog follower Jim is a player I never knew much about, former San Francisco Giant Jake Brown.
Take a look at the cards I designed for "Reader Jim". There are two of them because we found a nicer shot of Brown after I created the first one, so we whipped up the second one as well:
Brown played in only 41 games during the 1975 season, which would turn out to be all the Major League games he'd play in for his career.
Over that short time he batted .209 with nine hits over 43 at-bats, while playing 14 games in the outfield.
When I went to find out more about Brown, I found out that, tragically, Brown passed away in 1981 at the young age of 33 of leukemia.
Sad to hear of yet another player from that era who died young. Seemed to be a particularly harsh decade for things like that, no?