Dr. Bobby Brown, longtime Fort Worth philanthropist and cardiologist, has been selected as recipient of the 2013 Charles Ringler Founder’s Award by members of the Davey O’Brien Foundation.
Brown, a third baseman on four World Series-winning teams in eight seasons with the New York Yankees (1946-54), will be honored at the Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner, Feb. 17 at the Fort Worth Club.
Other honorees at the dinner include FloridaState quarterback Jameis Winston, 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award; Doug Williams, 2013 Legends Award and Eric Yang, 2013 High School Scholarship Award.
The founder’s award, established in 2004, honors an individual or corporation for long-term devotion to the success of the O’Brien Foundation.
“I’m delighted to be honored and very appreciative of this award,” said Brown, whose .439 batting average at the World Series remains the sixth-highest career mark during the Fall Classic. “I knew Davey so I’m humbled to be recognized by the foundation that bears his name.”
Brown, who served in the Navy from 1943-46, finished medical school at Tulane before opening his cardiology practice in Fort Worth in 1958. In addition to a successful medical practice, he also served 10 years as president of the American League and spent one season as president of the Texas Rangers.
_ Jimmy Burch