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Inducted in 1978 … Nyack H.S., Class of 1952 … One of the foremost recreation softball players ever in Rockland County … for more than a quarter-century, he dazzled opponents with his searing line drives, rifle arm as acatcher, and unflappable clutch hitting … known for his prodigious home run power … began playing softball at the callow age of 15 and just got better and better … he led the famed Apollo XII team to five straight major tournament championships, three in the Deer Head tourney and two in the Haverstraw tournament … was voted best hitter in the 1974 Haverstraw Tournament.. played major-league softball with the Hawthorne Chevys of the Atlantic Seaboard Softball League … in 1965, hit one of the longest home runs ever at Suffern Athletic Field … also hit the longest home run on record at Baer Park in Reading, Pa. … also played for the great Orange Lantern teams… in high school, Brown was All-County in football, basketball and baseball… in basketball, he led Nyack to the Section 9 Class A title in 1950 and a co-championship in the RCPSAL in 1950-51 … batted better than .400 as an All-Rockland shortstop.