Kevin Brown Speaker Profile
Former MLB Pitcher
Kevin Brown Biography
Kevin Brown was born March 14, 1965 in Milledgeville,Georgia and is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. Because twoother MLB players named Kevin Brown had careers that overlapped with his, he issometimes incorrectly referred to in baseball documents as Kevin J. Brown.
In 1986, Brown was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (fourth pickoverall). Starting in 1989, Brown was second in the Rangers' rotation behindace Nolan Ryan and posted a 12-9 record with a 3.35 ERA and 104 strikeouts in1989 and a 12-10 record with a 3.60 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 1990. By 1992,Brown had improved his record with the Rangers to a 21-11 with 173 strikeoutsand a 3.32 ERA, was tied for the league lead in victories and was the firstsince Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 to win 20 games in a Ranger uniform.
On December 11, 2003, Brown was traded to the New York Yankees as part of adeal that sent Jeff Weaver, Yhency BrazobÃ¡n, Brandon Weeden, and $2.6 millionin cash to Los Angeles. He went on to a 10-6 record with a 4.09 ERA, butexperienced health problems during the season. Toward the end of the season,run in the Division Series. But it was his performance in Game 7 of the 2004American League Championship Series that he is remembered for, lasting lessthan two innings while giving up five earned runs, including a two-run homer toDavid Ortiz.
Brown would attempt to come back in 2005, but missed severalgames during the season due to injury. He would go 4-7 with a 6.50 ERA. OnFebruary 20, 2006, Brown announced his retirement. He currently resides inMacon, Georgia with his wife Candace, 3 sons-Ridge, Grayson, and Dawson-andfive dogs.
Brown was a pitcher who had the rare talent of relying both on movement andvelocity. His main pitch was a sinking fastball that averaged 93 - 96 mph, withtremendous tailing, downward movement. He could spot it to either side of theplate. Batters facing him generally pounded this pitch into the ground ormissed it entirely. He complemented this pitch with a sharp slider in the high80s, and a solid split fingered fastball he used against left-handed hitters orfor another look.
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