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Alvin Brown

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Alvin Ray Brown

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alvin Brown pitched in the minor leagues and the CPBL.

Brown was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 1989 Amateur Draft, and he debuted with GCL Twins as a catcher. He hit .194/.301/.194 in 1989, then improved to .286/.354/.357 in 1990. Brown's batting line was .204/.325/.285 for the Elizabethton Twins in 1991, then he didn't play in the minor leagues and left the Twins. The Detroit Tigers signed him as a pitcher in 1993. Brown was 2-2 with a 6.23 ERA with the Bristol Tigers, then he had a 6-7 record with a 4.33 ERA for the Fayetteville Generals in 1994. He was 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA for the Lakeland Tigers in 1995. The Los Angeles Dodgers then signed him, and Brown had a 2-4 record with a 3.80 ERA for the San Bernardino Stampede. He was 6-5 with a 3.74 ERA with AA San Antonio Missions in 1997, and he was promoted to AAA. However, Brown's ERA rose to 6.13 with the Albuquerque Dukes, and he was released.

The Sinon Bulls of the CPBL then signed Brown, and he shocked the league in his debut. Brown used 111 pitches to complete a no-hitter against the Brother Elephants, only a walk from Yung-Hsing Tung preventing a perfect game. It was only the 4th no-no in league history. [1] He was also selected into the 1998 CPBL All-Star Game, and he notched the hold with a shutout inning. Brown ended up 6-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 1998, and he was 5th in strikeouts (26 behind Osvaldo Martínez. In the 1998 Taiwan Series, Brown pitched 3 shutout innings combined in Game 1 and 2, then he was named the starter of Game 5. He only allowed an unearned run in 5 innings, and he outdueled Angel Moreno of the Wei Chuan Dragons. He then pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings as a reliever in Game 7, but the Bulls lost.[2]

Brown then signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he had a 6.49 ERA in 7 games for the Altoona Curve and the Pirates released him. He joined the Los Angeles Angels, and he recorded a 6.75 ERA in 7 relief outings for the Erie SeaWolves. He only pitched 7 games with a 9.82 ERA for the SeaWolves in 2000, and his professional career ended.

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