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Full Name: John Christopher Brown Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: September 3, 1984
Birthdate: August 15, 1961 Final Game: May 16, 1989
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi MLB Experience: 6 years
Died: December 26, 2006
Deathplace: Houston, Texas
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Chris Brown (John Christopher Brown) was born on August 15, 1961 in Jackson, Mississippi. He made his Major League debut on September 3, 1984 for the San Francisco Giants. In 1985, his rookie year, he hit .271 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI. Brown played for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 6 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Chris Brown's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1985, when he slugged 16 home runs and knocked in 61 runs. However, others believe that it was 1986, when he hit for a .317 average.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1984 SF N 23 84 6 24 1 11 .286 .358 .405 7 0 9 19 1 0 2 0 4
1985 SF N 131 432 50 117 16 61 .271 .345 .442 20 3 38 78 11 1 2 4 19
1986 SF N 116 416 57 132 7 49 .317 .376 .421 16 3 33 43 9 0 13 4 9
1987 SF N 38 132 17 32 6 17 .242 .306 .424 6 0 9 16 3 0 1 1 7
1987 SD N 44 155 17 36 6 23 .232 .294 .368 3 0 11 30 3 3 3 0 7
1987 TOT N 82 287 34 68 12 40 .237 .299 .394 9 0 20 46 6 3 4 1 14
1988 SD N 80 247 14 58 2 19 .235 .295 .283 6 0 19 49 3 3 0 3 9
1989 DET A 17 57 3 11 0 4 .193 .203 .246 3 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 3
Total NL 432 1466 161 399 38 180 .272 .337 .398 58 6 119 235 30 7 21 12 55
Total AL 17 57 3 11 0 4 .193 .203 .246 3 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 3
Total 449 1523 164 410 38 184 .269 .333 .392 61 6 120 252 30 7 21 12 58

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1984 SF N 3B 23 23 200 23 40 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1985 SF N 3B 120 120 1020.1 94 243 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1986 SF N 3B 111 110 951 73 177 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1986 SF N SS 2 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 SF N 3B 37 36 306.2 33 62 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 .905
1987 SF N SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 SD N 3B 43 42 358.2 27 70 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1987 TOT N 3B 80 78 665.1 60 132 16 17 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1988 SD N 3B 72 70 591.1 54 131 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1989 DET A 3B 17 17 134 15 25 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .909
Total 3B 423 418 3562 319 748 65 71 0 0 0 0 0 .943
Total SS 3 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 1979).
  • Traded by San Francisco Giants with Keith Comstock, Mark Davis and Mark Grant to San Diego Padres in exchange for Dave Dravecky, Craig Lefferts and Kevin Mitchell (July 5, 1987).
  • Traded by San Diego Padres with Keith Moreland to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Walt Terrell (October 28, 1988).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (May 19, 1989).
  • Signed by Pittsburgh Pirates (June 2, 1989).
  • Granted free agency (October 15, 1989).

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