Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ray L. Brown

Ray Brown never made it to the majors but he got paid for playing for 12 seasons. He was drafted by the Reds in the 28th round of the 1994 draft. In his first professional season he was named MVP of the Pioneer League. In 1997 he was traded to the Padres for Joey Eischen, he played at Mobile and Las Vegas.In 1998 he was chosen by the Royals from the Padres in the minor portion of the Rule V Draft. In 1999 the Royals loaned him to Tabasco of the Mexican League. He was traded to the Orioles for Jeff Reboulet, but he was released during Spring Training. He played for the Chico Heat of the Western League during the 2000 season, he signed with the Cubs and went to Spring Training with them in 2001, but was released before the season. He played for Chico again in 2001 and then the Astros invited him to spring training for 2002, but again he was released before the season. 2002 was a season of travel for Ray he started the season with Tabasco of the Mexican League, then returned to Chico and then had his contract purchased by the Mariners and played at San Antonio before being released and returning to Chico. From 2003 to 2005 he played with the Kansas City T Bones of the Northern League. I got the card through ABC Unlimited.

1 comment:

zman40 said...

Wow. It takes a certian type of drive to play in the minors that long.