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Bill Brown is an American baseball announcer who has been with the Houston Astros since 1987. He is often called "Brownie" by his play by play partner Jim Deshaies. He has developed a reputation for being a solid broadcaster that often plays the part of the straight man to Deshaies' humorous asides. Brown was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on November 12. 2004.

Brown did play-by-play for the Cincinnati Stingers Television Newtwork for the 1975-76 season and the Cincinnati Reds Television Network from 1976-1982. He worked 4 years with Ken Coleman and another 4 years with Ray Lane. He also was a senior producer and anchor of the Financial News Network's SCORE programing, and sports director of the Sports Time Cable Network.

Brown lives in Houston with his wife, Dianne. Their only daughter, Allison is the mother of Brown's two grandchildren: Luke, 3, and Emma Kate, 1.


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