Scott Brown (baseball)

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Scott Brown
Born: (1956-08-30) August 30, 1956 (age 60)
DeQuincy, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 11, 1981, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1981, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 2.77
Strikeouts 7

Scott Edward Brown (born August 30, 1956) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during one season at the major league level for the Cincinnati Reds. He was drafted by the Reds in the 4th round of the 1975 amateur draft. Brown played his first professional season with their Rookie league Billings Mustangs in 1975, and his last season with the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Royals, in 1983.

Scott Brown is currently the Sports Administrator at Christian Brothers College High School in Town and Country, Missouri. He retired as Varsity Baseball Coach in 2009, and still remains administrator.

Apparently, Mr. Brown had a powerful arm but never developed a breaking ball. In fact, he didn't know what a breaking ball was. In an article appearing in the Dayton Daily News, Baseball Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy recounted a story with clubhouse manager Rick Stowe.

“We had this big ol’ country boy pitcher back in the early 1980s,” said Stowe. “He could really throw hard. But he didn’t have a breaking pitch. Somebody told him he needed a curveball. So he asked my dad (long-time Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe), ‘Where do I get one of those curveballs?’ True story, Somebody told him to go to a sporting good store and buy them. And he did go to a sporting goods store and ask for curveballs.”

We couldn’t remember his name. Not for about 15 minutes and I said, “He always wore cowboy boots and a wide leather belt with a big cowboy buckle.” But no name.

Finally, his first name came to me, “Scott,” I said. And Rick Stowe jumped in with, “Brown. That’s right. Scott Brown."