Gary Brown (baseball)

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Gary Brown
Gary Brown.jpg
San Francisco Giants – No. 56
Outfielder
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
Teams

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

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draft Central 2010 First-Year Player Draft". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Baseball Reference Minors". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gary Brown Named Cal League Rookie of the Year". Ww2.minorleaguebaseball.com. August 31, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Haft, Chris (June 23, 2011). "Brown to represent Giants at Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Extra Baggs Blog". Blogs.mercurynews.com. 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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