Tuesday, February 3, 2009

James Kevin Brown

There have been three men who have played in Major League baseball that were known as Kevin Brown, although only one of them has a World Series ring. Wikipedia list a whole batch of people named Kevin Brown, including Tommy Lee Jones Agent Kay in the Men in Black movies.

The Kevin Brown that we will be focusing on this evening was drafted with the 4th pick of the 1986 draft. He made his major league debut on September 30 of 1986 against Oakland. He pitched for Texas until he signed as a free agent with the Orioles in early 1995, in November of 1995 he signed as a free agent with the Marlins. After helping the Marlins win the 1997 World Series to the Padres for Derek Lee, Steve Hoff and Rafael Medina. He pitched for the Padres for one year, going 18-7 with a .239 ERA. After the 1998 season Brown signed with the Dodgers, where he pitched for five years before being traded to the Yankees for Jeff Weaver, Brandon Weeden, Yhency Brazoban and cash. He played two years for the Yankees before being granted free agency at the end of the 2005 season. Brown was a six time All-Star who was named the NL Sporting News Pitcher of the Year for the 1998 season. I think I got this card signed through the mail.

1 comment:

gcrl said...

wow. he doesn't seem the type to sign ttm. he appeared surly the few times i saw him near fans during pre-game. i still can't believe the yankees were willing to take him off the dodgers' hands.