While the name just says “Brooklyn” to me, Carl was born and died in Stony Creek Mills, Pennsylvania. He was known as “The Reading Rifle” – he played some minor league ball in nearby Reading, and was known for his powerful throwing arm. He could also swing the bat. He finished his 15 year career with a .299 batting average, and he hit .344 in 1953 to lead the league. He also had some power, and drove in a lot of runs for those great Dodger clubs of the late 40s and early 50s.
Good game, Carl