Thursday, June 30, 2016

Player Profile: Bob Brower

I have fourteen cards of Bob Brower. This one is from 1989 Bowman.

Playing career: Outfielder Bob Brower had a solid rookie season in 1987, hitting .261 with 14 HR and 46 RBI. His numbers may have been inflated by the unusual home run environment of 1987 though; he only hit 3 more in two seasons with the Rangers and Yankees afterward. A fuller account of his career can be found at the 1988 Topps Blog.

Where he is now: After his playing career he was one of the first agents hired by Scott Boras for his company. After many years with the Boras Corporation he left in 2013 to stay closer to his home, opening the Home Plate Club instructional facility in Hutchinson, KS.

My memories: I remember being somewhat excited about the Yankees getting him, as he had at least a decent reputation thanks to that 1987 season. Unfortunately he made very little impact on that disappointing 1989 team.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Bob Brow, between Bob Browne Northern Trust, the company’s Chief Investment Officer, and Bob Brown Football, a former offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. Another prominent Bob Brower was the founder of Circle M Day Camp, one of the first desegregated day camps in the Chicago area.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jim Brower.

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