Former Tigers pinch hitter Gates Brown dies

Gates 'Gator' Brown dies at age 74

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:54:15 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 27 2013 06:54:23 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Former Detroit Tigers pinch hitter Gates Brown has died. He was 74.

Brown, or "Gator" as fans knew him, is considered one of the greatest pinch hitters of all time. He played for Detroit from 1963 through 1975.

He was a part of the 1968 World Series Championship team.