Dee Brown (baseball)
Born: March 27, 1978|
Bronx, New York
|MLB: September 14, 1998, for the Kansas City Royals|
|NPB: March 20, 2010, for the Saitama Seibu Lions|
|MLB: September 18, 2007, for the Oakland Athletics|
|NPB: July 13, 2011, for the Saitama Seibu Lions|
|Runs batted in||89|
|Runs batted in||81|
Brown played baseball and football at Marlboro. In football, he rushed for the second-most yards in New York high school history and scored 75 touchdowns. As a junior baseball player, he hit .470 with eight home runs. He committed to play both college baseball and college football at Maryland. Brown was named to the All-America First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings.
Drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 1996, Brown played for the Royals in parts of major league seasons from 1998-2004, spending all of the 2005 and 2006 seasons in the minor leagues with the Wichita Wranglers, the Kansas City Double-A Affiliate. On December 30, 2006, Brown signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was assigned to the Tucson Sidewinders, Arizona's Triple-A affiliate. On May 30, 2007, Brown was traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. In December 2007, Brown signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and spent the entire 2008 season in Triple-A and became a free agent after the season. He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2009 season. He hit .295 with 19 homers and 80 RBI with the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes in 2009.
- Nakamura, David (30 January 1996). "2-Sport Star Commits to Maryland". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "1996 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America Teams". abca.prestosports.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.