The Obit For Gene Brabender

Gene Brabender
Former Major League Pitcher
At 55

Associated Press, 12/31/96; 06:23

   MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gene Brabender, a former pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots and Milwaukee Brewers, died Friday after collapsing on his farm west of Madison. He was 55.

   Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1961, Brabender broke into the majors in 1966 with the Baltimore Orioles and posted a 4-3 record and 3.55 ERA for the World Series champions that year.

   He spent three seasons with the Orioles and then played for the Pilots in 1969, going 14-13 with a 4.36 ERA.

   Brabender moved with the franchise to Milwaukee in 1970 and posted a 6-15 record with the Brewers that season.

   After retiring from baseball, Brabender went into the mobile home and construction businesses.