Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Player Profile: Brant Brown

I have nineteen cards of Brant Brown. This one is from 1998 Score.

Playing career: Outfielder Brant Brown played five seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Cubs. In 424 games he hit .247 with 45 HR and 146 RBI.

My memories: He is well known for dropping a fly ball in the outfield to lose a game for the Cubs in September of 1998. At the time the Cubs were tied for the NL Wild Card with the Mets, but fortunately for Brown the Cubs managed to hold the Mets off for the last few games of the season.

Where he is now: The man most famous for dropping a ball in the outfield is now the minor league outfield coordinator for the Seattle Mariners.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Brant Br, between Brant Brooks and Brant Brooks Bear Stearns, both of which refer to an investment banker. Another prominent Brant Brown is Associate General Counsel at FINRA.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Chris Brown.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Brant Brown - although, if the Cubs weren't able to come back and win that Wild Card tiebreaker, he'd be a modern day Fred Merkle.