Jophery C. Brown

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Jophery Clifford Brown (born January 22, 1945 in Grambling, Louisiana) was a right-handed pitcher/left-handed batter in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. Before playing pro ball, he worked on TV series as an actor and stunt man. After finishing his baseball career, he became one of Hollywood's best-known stunt men. Brown, a Grambling State University product, was drafted three times by major league teams (including the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates) before finally signing with the Cubs on June 20, 1966. He made his only major league appearance on September 21, 1968 against Pittsburgh at Forbes Field. Brown relieved Bobby Tiefenauer, who had in turn relieved the Cubs' starter that day, Joe Niekro. He allowed one run in two innings of work, memorably retiring opposing pitcher Dock Ellis on a line drive back to the mound for the final out of his debut. Brown was removed for pinch-hitter Clarence Jones in the next inning. He would never pitch in the majors again. Brown's first television role was uncredited as a police officer on a 1964 episode of "Arrest and Trial", titled "The Black Flower." He first worked as a stunt man the next year on episodes of "I Spy".
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