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Retro: When Future Cleveland Browns Star Jim Brown Rocked Baltimore’s Homewood Field as a Lacrosse Player

By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun – Jun 13, 2023 at 5:00 am

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Jim Brown, the former Cleveland Browns fullback and civil rights activist, had a night in Baltimore still vividly remembered by lacrosse fans fortunate enough to have witnessed his brilliant performance in 1957.

Brown, 87, died last month and was acclaimed as one of the greatest running backs of all time, an NFL legend and a Most Valuable Player.

As a Syracuse University student, he also played lacrosse and often confessed his affection for the game.

What brought Brown to Baltimore was the North-South All-Star Game, a hybrid contest that was the lacrosse’s season finale showcase. Top college players from the two regions competed against one another.

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