Harry Edwin Heilmann
Born: August 3, 1894, San Francisco, California
Died: July 9, 1951, Southfield, Michigan
Detroit Tigers (1914, 1916-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1930-1931)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1952
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 2001, former major leaguer Ike Brown dies from cancer at the age of 60. A popular member of the Detroit Tigers for five seasons, Brown was one of the last Negro leagues players still active in the majors during the 1970s. The versatile Brown played every position but catcher and center field during his major league career.