In a 13-season career, Gates Brown was a .257 hitter with 84 home runs and 322 runs batted. A popular figure among Tigers fans, Brown may not have had the defensive skills to make the everyday lineup but he has been considered one of the premier pinch hitters in MLB history. He is best remembered for his contribution to the 1968 World Series championship. Gates Brown has hand autographed this Detroit Tigers 8x10 Photo #26. Certificate of Authenticity from Athlon Sports Collectibles.