Last month, Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth residents enjoyed meeting and mingling with Dr. Bobby Brown, a four-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees, dedicated war veteran and well-known cardiologist.
“This was such a fun event for our residents and our team!” said Debbie Bryant, Marketing & Sale Director at Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth. “We wanted to do a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and we thought what better way than to bring in a local renowned cardiologist who also happens to be a baseball champion?”
Dr. Brown was a third baseman for the Yankees from 1946 to 1954 and played in four World Series championships during one of baseball’s most storied eras. He missed one and a half seasons (including the 1952 and 1953 World Series) to serve our country in Korea.
During his career in baseball, Brown went to medical school, and he practiced cardiology in the Fort Worth area for 25 years. He also served as president of baseball’s American League from 1984 to 1994.
Dr. Brown joined Bethesda Gardens residents for dinner on June 23. While our residents and their guests collected donations for the American Heart Association, Dr. Brown shared some wonderful stories and signed autographs.
“He’s got strong roots in our community, and many of our residents recognize him as a local celebrity,” said Debbie Bryant, Marketing & Sale Director. “We’re always looking for new activities for our residents, and this was one of the highlights of our summer for sure.”