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Marty Brown

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles — No. 81
Third baseman / Manager
Born: January 23, 1963 (1963-01-23) (age 46)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 4, 1988 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1990 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average     .180
Hits     11
Runs     3
Teams

Marty Leo Brown (born January 23, 1963 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a retired Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988–1989) and Baltimore Orioles (1990). He is also the manager of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and former manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League, where he played for three seasons from 1992 to 1994.

Career

Brown was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. He reached the major leagues in 1988 and appeared in 35 games over two seasons with the Reds and one with the Baltimore Orioles, who had selected him in the Rule 5 Draft in winter 1989. He then played in Japan for several years, before playing for the Oklahoma City 89ers in 1996, his last season before retiring as a player. He began his managing career in the Pittsburgh Pirates system in 1997.[1]

From 2001 to 2002, he managed the Nashville Sounds, a team for which he played while in the Reds organization in 1988 and 1989. Brown was the manager of the Buffalo Bisons from 2003 to 2005 with an overall record of 238–193 (.552). He led the team to the International League title in 2004 after a regular season record of 83-61. He also managed the club to a first place finish in their division in 2005 with an 82–62 (.569) record. Brown was honored by the league by being voted the Manager of the Year in 2004, and was also named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Kline, Chris (September 20, 2004). "Marty Brown: 2004 Minor League Manager of the Year". Baseball America. http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/news/040920brownmoy.html. Retrieved 2006-10-26.  

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Katsuya Nomura
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager
2010–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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