Kevin Brown Stats

Kevin Brown was born on Sunday, March 14, 1965, in McIntyre, Georgia. Brown was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 30, 1986, with the Texas Rangers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Kevin Brown baseball stats page.

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"You had better understand that you are going to make some bad pitches along the way. That's just the way it is. If you make a pitch agressively, you have a much better chance of getting away with it. However, if you make a pitch tentatively or cautiously, that's when you get nailed." - Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Autograph on a 1989 Fleer Baseball Card (#641)

Kevin Brown Autograph on a 1989 Fleer Baseball Card (#641)

Birth Name:
James Kevin Brown
Nickname:
Brownie
Born On:
03-14-1965  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
McIntyre, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Wilkinson High School (Irwinton, GA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-30-1986 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-23-2005
Draft:
1986 : 1st Round (4th)

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Pitching Stats

1986 21 Rangers 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 3.60 0 0 0 5.0 19 6 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1988 23 Rangers 4 4 0 1 1 .500 4.24 1 0 0 23.1 110 33 11 15 2 8 0 12 1 1 0 -
1989 24 Rangers 28 28 0 12 9 .571 3.35 7 0 0 191.0 798 167 71 81 10 70 2 104 7 4 2 -
1990 25 Rangers 26 26 0 12 10 .545 3.60 6 2 0 180.0 757 175 72 84 13 60 3 88 9 3 2 -
1991 26 Rangers 33 33 0 9 12 .429 4.40 0 0 0 210.2 934 233 103 116 17 90 5 96 12 13 3 -
1992 27 Rangers 35 35 0 21 11 .656 3.32 11 1 0 265.2 1,108 262 98 117 11 76 2 173 8 10 2 -
1993 28 Rangers 34 34 0 15 12 .556 3.59 12 3 0 233.0 1,001 228 93 105 14 74 5 142 8 15 1 -
1994 29 Rangers 26 25 1 7 9 .438 4.82 3 0 0 170.0 760 218 91 109 18 50 3 123 7 6 0 -
1995 30 Orioles 26 26 0 10 9 .526 3.60 3 1 0 172.1 706 155 69 73 10 48 1 117 3 9 0 -
1996 31 Marlins 32 32 0 17 11 .607 1.89 5 3 0 233.0 906 187 49 60 8 33 2 159 6 16 1 -
1997 32 Marlins 33 33 0 16 8 .667 2.69 6 2 0 237.1 976 214 71 77 10 66 7 205 7 14 1 -
1998 33 Padres 36 35 0 18 7 .720 2.38 7 3 0 257.0 1,032 225 68 77 8 49 4 257 10 10 0 -
1999 34 Dodgers 35 35 0 18 9 .667 3.00 5 1 0 252.1 1,018 210 84 99 19 59 1 221 4 7 1 0
2000 35 Dodgers 33 33 0 13 6 .684 2.58 5 1 0 230.0 921 181 66 76 21 47 1 216 4 9 0 0
2001 36 Dodgers 20 19 0 10 4 .714 2.65 1 0 0 115.2 465 94 34 41 8 38 2 104 3 2 1 0
2002 37 Dodgers 17 10 0 3 4 .429 4.81 0 0 0 63.2 278 68 34 36 9 23 1 58 2 5 0 1
2003 38 Dodgers 32 32 0 14 9 .609 2.39 0 0 0 211.0 856 184 56 67 11 56 2 185 5 5 1 0
2004 39 Yankees 22 22 0 10 6 .625 4.09 0 0 0 132.0 551 132 60 65 14 35 0 83 6 3 0 0
2005 40 Yankees 13 13 0 4 7 .364 6.50 0 0 0 73.1 346 107 53 57 5 19 1 50 6 7 0 0
19 Years 486 476 1 211 144 .594 3.28 72 17 0 3,256.1 13,542 3,079 1,185 1,357 208 901 42 2,397 108 139 15 1

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Hitting Stats

1986 21 Rangers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 23 Rangers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 24 Rangers 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 25 Rangers 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 26 Rangers 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 27 Rangers 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 28 Rangers 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 29 Rangers 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 30 Orioles 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 31 Marlins 34 75 1 9 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 28 4 0 0 1 .120 .185 .133
1997 32 Marlins 33 72 4 9 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 25 6 0 0 0 .125 .182 .139
1998 33 Padres 36 82 4 17 3 0 0 0 10 4 0 29 7 0 0 0 .207 .244 .244
1999 34 Dodgers 35 78 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 24 13 1 0 0 .064 .086 .064
2000 35 Dodgers 33 66 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 29 14 0 2 0 .076 .129 .076
2001 36 Dodgers 20 36 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 12 2 0 3 0 .083 .154 .167
2002 37 Dodgers 17 20 2 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .450
2003 38 Dodgers 32 63 4 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 28 6 1 0 1 .159 .156 .206
2004 39 Yankees 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 40 Yankees 13 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
19 Years 489 495 20 64 10 0 2 0 29 19 0 187 54 2 5 2 .129 .169 .162

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Fielding Stats

1986 Rangers P 1 1 15 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1988 Rangers P 4 4 70 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.16
1989 Rangers P 28 28 573 58 2.1 56 15 41 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.64
1990 Rangers P 26 26 540 42 1.6 39 15 24 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.95
1991 Rangers P 33 33 632 52 1.6 50 18 32 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.14
1992 Rangers P 35 35 797 81 2.3 73 37 36 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .901 2.47
1993 Rangers P 34 34 699 74 2.2 71 29 42 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.74
1994 Rangers P 26 25 510 55 2.1 51 20 31 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.70
1995 Orioles P 26 26 517 84 3.2 82 40 42 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.28
1996 Marlins P 32 32 699 84 2.6 83 29 54 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.21
1997 Marlins P 33 33 712 81 2.5 80 36 44 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.03
1998 Padres P 36 35 771 74 2.1 72 31 41 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.52
1999 Dodgers P 35 35 757 93 2.7 87 41 46 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.10
2000 Dodgers P 33 33 690 72 2.2 68 35 33 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.66
2001 Dodgers P 20 19 347 34 1.7 32 10 22 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.49
2002 Dodgers P 17 10 191 15 0.9 14 5 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.98
2003 Dodgers P 32 32 633 60 1.9 57 14 43 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.43
2004 Yankees P 22 22 396 23 1.0 19 8 11 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .826 1.30
2005 Yankees P 13 13 219 13 1.0 12 4 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.48
P Totals 486 476 9,768 999 2.1 950 388 562 49 37 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.63
19 Years 486 476 9,768 999 2.1 950 388 562 49 37 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.63

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 7.20 0.00
1988 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 4.63 3.09
1989 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.49 4.90 3.30
1990 Rangers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.47 4.40 3.00
1991 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.07 4.10 3.84
1992 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.28 5.86 2.57
1993 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.92 5.48 2.86
1994 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.46 6.51 2.65
1995 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.44 6.11 2.51
1996 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.7 25.0 4.82 6.14 1.27
1997 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.9 18.0 3.11 7.77 2.50
1998 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.8 8.2 5.24 9.00 1.72
1999 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.3 26.0 3.75 7.88 2.10
2000 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 22.0 4.60 8.45 1.84
2001 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 36.0 3.0 18.0 2.74 8.09 2.96
2002 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 20.0 1.8 10.0 2.52 8.20 3.25
2003 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 31.5 3.30 7.89 2.39
2004 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.37 5.66 2.39
2005 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.63 6.14 2.33
19 Years 0 0 .000 1 3 0 247.5 2.6 17.1 2.66 6.62 2.49

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Texas Rangers 43 $60,000.00 - -
1988 Texas Rangers 41 $62,500.00 - -
1989 Texas Rangers 41 $72,500.00 - -
1990 Texas Rangers 41 $218,000.00 - -
1991 Texas Rangers 41 $355,000.00 - -
1992 Texas Rangers 41 $1,200,000.00 Stats -
1993 Texas Rangers 41 $2,800,000.00 - -
1994 Texas Rangers 41 $4,225,000.00 - n/a
1995 Baltimore Orioles 41 $4,225,000.00 - -
1996 Florida Marlins 27 $3,350,000.00 Stats -
1997 Florida Marlins 27 $4,510,000.00 Stats Stats
1998 San Diego Padres 27 $4,935,000.00 Stats Stats
1999 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $10,714,286.00 - -
2000 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $15,714,286.00 Stats -
2001 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $15,714,286.00 - -
2002 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $15,714,286.00 - -
2003 Los Angeles Dodgers 27 $15,714,286.00 Stats -
2004 New York Yankees 27 $15,714,286.00 - -
2005 New York Yankees 27 $15,714,286.00 - -
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Did you know that only eighteen pitchers in Major League Baseball history have earned a win against all thirty Major League teams? Sportswriter AJ Cassavell once wrote, " Beating one Major League team figures to be difficult enough for a starting pitcher. Beating all 30 of them, however, is nothing short of pitching history ." We agree and are pleased to present the I've Beaten Every Major League Team "club" that includes these 18 twirlers: Kevin Brown , A.J. Burnett , Bartolo Colon , Dan Haren , Tim Hudson , Randy Johnson , John Lackey , Al Leiter (who started the "club"), Kyle Lohse , Derek Lowe , Jamie Moyer , Terry Mulholland , Vicente Padilla , Max Scherzer , Curt Schilling , Javier Vazquez , Woody Williams and Barry Zito .

In 1996 , Kevin Brown had the best earned run average in Major League Baseball, finishing the season with a National League leading 1.89 ERA, winning the first ERA championship in Florida Marlins history. In the previous thirty years of National League history, only Greg Maddux , Dwight Gooden , Nolan Ryan , Steve Carlton , Tom Seaver , Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax won the ERA Title with a earned run average below 2.00. One year later, Brown came one out away from a perfect game :

Kevin Brown No Hitter ( June 10, 1997 )

Having been a chemical engineering major at Georgia Tech , Kevin Brown knew he had the right formula when he went up against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, June 10 at Candlestick Park. His fastball was the main ingredient, and it was moving especially well.

So well, in fact, that Brown struck out seven and walked none in the first no-hit game he ever pitched at any level. Brown threw 99 pitches of which 85 were fastballs. The only blemish on his game was a hit batter.

The 32-year-old Brown carried a 5-4 record for the second-place Florida Marlins of the NL East into the fray against William Van Landingham and the NL West's first place Giants . A crowd of 10,257 was in the stands.

Brown was nearly perfect. The only Giant to reach base was pinch-hitter Marvin Bernard , who was nicked on the leg on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the eighth inning following a fly out to left by Barry Bonds and a strikeout by Jeff Kent . Bernard was forced at second on a grounder by Mark Lewis .

The Giants didn't get a ball out of the infield until Darryl Hamilton flied out leading off the fourth. Only two other balls were hit to the outfield.

Brown went 3-2 counts twice, and both times struck out the batters - Kent in the second and Glenallen Hill in the fifth. Brown never struck out more than one batter in any inning.

The closest the Giants came to a hit was in the seventh when J.T. Snow's grounder hit the mound. The ball was slowed down enough that it gave Luis Castilllo time to field it on the grass behind second base, and throw the runner out at first by a step.

In the Giants ' first at-bat, Brown got Hamilton on a grounder to first, Jose Vizcaino on strikes and Snow on a ground out to the mound.

Van Landingham matched Brown's no-hitter for the first six innings, but gave up one run in the fifth on a walk to Jeff Conine , a stolen base, wild pitch and a balk.

The Marlins added seven more runs in the seventh inning with Charles Johnson smacking a two-run homer and Edgar Renteria adding a two-run single to highlight the uprising. Moises Alou and Bobby Bonilla also singled in runs with another scoring on an error. A final Marlins run crossed in the ninth when Renteria doubled, went to third on a ground out and scored on Alou's sacrifice fly.

Brown, an excitable hurler known for his emotional outbursts - often directed at himself - retired the Giants in order in the ninth. Pitch-hitter Bill Mueller grounded softly to Conine at first another pinch-hitter, Stan Javier , bounced out to Renteria at shortstop, and Hamilton struck out looking on a 1-2 pitch to end the game.

At the end of the season, Brown had a 16-8 record.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Atlanta (NL) 6, vs. Los Angeles (0)', Pages 358-359).

Kevin Brown No Hitter
Kevin Brown No-Hitter Scorecard | The Palm Beach Post | June 11, 1997 | Page 1
Kevin Brown threw a legendary sinking fastball that averaged 91 to 96 mph, with a tremendous downward movement, that tailed away from left-handed or right-handed hitters because Brownie could spot it to either side of the plate. Batters generally pounded Kevin's sinking fastball into the ground (or missed it entirely) allowing him to field the ball, throw to first, and record a putout - so effective in fact, that only one pitcher in baseball history had more career putouts, hall of famer Greg Maddux !

No Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher has ever had as many putouts in a single season as Kevin Brown, who set the franchise record for putouts in a season (41) by a pitcher in 1999 .

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