Remembering two former Charlotte Hornets players who gave their life for their country during World War II.
South Carolina native Barney Brown was a four-time Negro League All-Star.
In 1938, Maynard split the season between North Carolina’s Tarboro Serpents of the Coastal Plain League and the Virginia’s Richmond Colts of the Piedmont League. He would hit .329 with 18 home runs in 106 games for Tarboro.
Simmons played baseball for the Greensboro Red Wings and Asheville Blues of the Negro Southern League from 1946-1949.
The game on July 30, 1973 in Oakland Coliseum featured a matchup of the Rangers with rookie pitcher Jim Bibby versus the dynasty-in-making Oakland A’s with their star pitcher Vida Blue.
Hoyt went 15-3 his rookie year, leading the NL in games (71), winning percentage (.833) and ERA (2.43).