Skip to comments.Records show parole, acquittal in robbery of a former Major League Baseball player
Posted on 03/27/2011 7:54:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
MIRAMAR Barney Brown was 13 years into his life sentence when parole officials in 1983 decided to give him a taste of freedom. But three months after he returned home, Brown was in trouble with the law again, according to parole records.
Brown was arrested in Alachua County on June 19, 1983, less than a quarter-mile from a car that had been stolen the day before in Broward County, according to the records. The victim of that robbery was a Hollywood car salesman who reported two men stole the car, his wallet, a necklace and his 1976 World Series Ring.
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God bless him.
Barney Brown got his final out in 1983. I hope.
The story certainly is vague about details. What did he get a life sentence for in 1970? (I’m sure he’s just a fine citizen and a victim of racism. Are sarcasm tags necessary?)
McEnaney was a decent pitcher for a few years but he wouldn’t have made set-for-life money when he was pitching, especially in the 1970’s. I’m not surprised he still has to work for a living.
He was involved in that horrible trade with the Expos. And Woodie Fryman passed away a few weeks ago.
Gotta be kidding me. Most people (including me) are against having any form of parole, they should serve the sentence that was handed down. As often as parolees wind up back in prison, parole is a waste of administrative time and money.
Poor guy. I hope it was Rolls Royces or Ferraris or something like that.
The story seemed a little disjointed to me. Have no idea why it was written. If it was to convince me that this poor black man was the victim of a great injustice, it TOTALLY failed!
That trade was what convinced me that baseball was a business and I’ve never looked at professional sports the same way.