Baseball talent runs in Carl Brown’s family. At 80 years old, Brown is a stellar outfielder and hitter.
His brother, Ralph ‘Country’ Brown, was a star player for the Atlanta Crackers (1947-52) and a 1993 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame inductee. The Crackers were Atlanta’s popular professional baseball team prior to the Braves’ move from Milwaukee in 1966.
Carl Brown is a leadoff hitter for LGE Community Credit Union in the Cherokee Senior Softball Association’s Legend League (CSSA). He hit .750 last season, going 27 for 36, and claimed the league’s coveted batting title. He has been a member of the CSSA for 18 years and is one of the Legend League’s oldest players. “The only thing I love more than senior softball is my wife of 60 years, Shirley, and our family,” Brown said.
CSSA has been playing senior softball at Hobgood Park for 22 years. With more than 375 players ranging in age from 49 to 80-plus, CSSA is one of the oldest and largest senior softball organizations in the Southeast. The 30 teams are divided into six leagues of equal talent. Games are played Monday mornings, Tuesday nights, Wednesday mornings and evenings.
CSSA welcomes all players, regardless of skill level, who are age 50 or older during the calendar year. For more information, visit www.cssasoftball.org or contact Dewey Hom at 404-923-4939.
By Mike Carrigan, a CSSA player and Chief Umpire and 70 years young!