Gary Brown (baseball)

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Gary Brown
Gary Brown.jpg
San Francisco Giants – No. 56
Born: (1988-09-28) September 28, 1988 (age 26)
Diamond Bar, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2014 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .429
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

Gary Allen Brown (born September 9, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).


After graduating from Diamond Bar High School, Brown attended California State University, Fullerton, where he played college baseball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball team. Brown was a near consensus All-American in his final season. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (24th overall) of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.[1] He signed on August 16, 2010. He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona Giants of the Arizona League and finished the 2010 season with the Single-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League. Overall he hit .159 with two runs batted in (RBI) and two stolen bases in twelve games played.[2]

Brown played the 2011 season with the Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants of the California League. He was named California League Rookie of the Year.[3] Brown was also selected to participate in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.[4] For the season, he batted .336 in 559 at bats and set a franchise record for hits with 188.[5] He also had 13 triples, 14 home runs and 80 RBIs while stealing 53 bases in 72 attempts.[2] He was named an outfielder on Baseball America '​s 2011 Minor League All Star team.[6] Brown was added to the Giants 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[7]

Brown was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2014.[8] He made his MLB debut the next day.

The Giants won the 2014 World Series on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City.


  1. ^ "Draft Central 2010 First-Year Player Draft". May 24, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Baseball Reference Minors". Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gary Brown Named Cal League Rookie of the Year". August 31, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Haft, Chris (June 23, 2011). "Brown to represent Giants at Futures Game". Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Extra Baggs Blog". August 30, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ J.J. Cooper and Matt Eddy (September 16, 2011). "2011 Minor League All-Star Team". Baseball America. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Giants add '10 top pick Brown to 40-man roster
  8. ^ Big day for Giants' Gary Brown, Brett Bochy

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