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Jophery Brown and Tim Hosley, former Cubs players, pass away

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  • Jophery Brown and Tim Hosley, former Cubs players, pass away

    Pitcher Jophery Brown appeared in a single game for the Cubs in 1968. He played in their minor league system from 1966 to 1969, winning 18 games in his penultimate season. He later became an stuntman, appearing in dozens of films.

    Jophery Clifford Brown

    Sunrise, January 22, 1945
    Sunset, January 11, 2014

    "Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things"

    Jophery is an American hero, Professional Baseball Player, Pioneer Stuntman, Leader, Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and friend. His legacy will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and the homes of America's most beloved and iconic action films.


    Tim Hosley played for the Cubs in 1975 and to begin 1976. He shared catching duties with Steve Swisher and George Mitterwald in 1975.

    Tim Hosley, a Spartanburg native who won two World Series rings with the Oakland A's in the early 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 66.

    Hosley, a catcher, played parts of nine seasons in the major leagues between 1970 and 1981. He was a member of Oakland's world champion teams in 1973 and 1974, playing alongside baseball greats such as Reggie Jackson, Gene Tenace, Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers.
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