Brumbaugh playing for the Hyundai Unicorns
April 21, 1974 |
|May 30, 2001, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 24, 2001, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Runs batted in||4|
Brumbaugh was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft. He spent his career in the minor leagues before being called up to the Rangers where he played in 7 games in 2001, hitting a solo home run in his first start. However, his major league career was mostly spent as a pinch hitter, and this would be the only home run of his major league career. He moved from Texas to the Colorado Rockies later that season, featuring in 14 further MLB games. He went back to the minor leagues, and signed with the Chicago White Sox in 2003. Despite performing well in the minors, he was never called up by the White Sox and moved to South Korea's Hyundai Unicorns later in 2003.
He was a key player in the Hyundai Unicorns championship successes in 2003 and 2004 In 2003 he had the highest all-time batting average and RBI total in the Korea Series Championship history. This success earned him a move to the Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball in 2005. After two seasons in Japan, he returned to Korea and the Unicorns in 2007. He remained with the team in 2008 after Hyundai sold the franchise, which was renamed Woori Heroes and relocated from Suwon to Seoul. After a year with the Piratas de Campeche, he spent 2010 with the Edmonton Capitals in the Golden Baseball League.