Marty Brown (baseball)

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Marty Brown
MartyBrown.jpg
Third baseman/Manager
Born: (1963-01-23) January 23, 1963 (age 51)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1988 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1990 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .180
Hits 11
Runs 3
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Marty Leo Brown (born January 23, 1963) is the former manager of the Buffalo Bisons and a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988–1989) and Baltimore Orioles (1990). He is also the former manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League, where he played for three seasons from 1992 to 1994, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League. He was named manager of the Bisons on November 19, 2012.[1]

Career[edit]

Brown was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. He reached the major leagues in 1988 and appeared in 35 games over two seasons with the Reds and one with the Baltimore Orioles, who had selected him in the Rule 5 Draft in winter 1989. He then played in Japan for several years, before playing for the Oklahoma City 89ers in 1996, his last season before retiring as a player. He began his managing career in the Pittsburgh Pirates system in 1997.[2]

From 2001 to 2002, he managed the Nashville Sounds, a team for which he played while in the Reds organization in 1988 and 1989. Brown was the manager of the Buffalo Bisons from 2003 to 2005 with an overall record of 238–193 (.552). He led the team to the International League title in 2004 after a regular season record of 83-61. He also managed the club to a first place finish in their division in 2005 with an 82–62 (.569) record. Brown was honored by the league by being voted the Manager of the Year in 2004, and was also named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America.[2]

Prior to the 2011 season he accepted the managerial position job for the Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas 51s. He managed the 51s through the 2012 season.

On November 19, 2012, the Blue Jays announced that Brown would return as the manager of the Buffalo Bisons, now the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays.[3] On April 28, 2013, Brown notched his 254th victory as manager of the Bisons, the most wins of any manager in Bisons history.[4] On August 11, 2013, Brown recorded his 300th victory as manager of the Bisons.[5]

On December 20, 2013, the Blue Jays announced that Brown was leaving the organization.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown to manage Buffalo Bisons". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kline, Chris (September 20, 2004). "Marty Brown: 2004 Minor League Manager of the Year". Baseball America. Retrieved 2006-10-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121119&content_id=40361122&vkey=pr_t422&fext=.jsp&sid=t422
  4. ^ Arlington, Blake (28 April 2013). "Bisons, Brown gets record-breaking win". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Marty Brown gets 300th Bisons win". August 10, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Davidi, Shi (December 20, 2013). "Brown leaves manager position with Bisons". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Katsuya Nomura
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager
2010
Succeeded by
Senichi Hoshino