On yesterday’s date (February 23rd), Raymond Brown was born in Alger, Ohio; 1908. Brown was the ace pitcher for the Homestead Grays from 1937 -1945 when the team won eight Negro National League pennants and two Negro League World Series championships. He had the highest winning percentage for league games of all Negro League pitchers, including the great Satchel Paige. Married to the daughter of Homestead Grays owner Cum Posey, Brown spent 14 of his 15 year Negro League career with the team. He was selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues in 2006.