ONE OF THE BEST G.M.’s
Sporting News Names Bob Brown To Top 10
By CLANCY LORANGER [Vancouver Province, Jan. 9, 1952]
Vancouver has one of the ten best general manager in all of organized baseball, according to that games’ bible, The Sporting News.
Bob Brown, longtime “Mr. Baseball” here and boss of the Western International League’s Capilano entry, was singled out for the top ten from a field of some 400 general managers in around 50 pro leagues.
He’s the only baseball man on the Pacific Coast to make the list of front office men chosen for their all-around results and their skill in manipulating baseball’s intricate business details.
Brown’s team finished second in the WIL last year and drew 170,000 people into the old and new Capilano Stadiums.
That was the best season’s total ever recorded for pro baseball in Vancouver and with this year’s edition starting out in the new ball park, Bob is setting his sights for the 200,000 mark in 1952.
At the recent National Association meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Ruby Robert was also one of 45 men with 25 or more years in the game who were honored with lifetime silver passes.
Bob, at 75 (or is it 76?) is still as active as ever, and is planning a two-day jaunt to Seattle. He leaves Thursday for the gathering, which will include a clinic in business administration run by a bright young man from the National Association offices. The WIL will also hold its annual winter meeting at the same time.