Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, July 30, 2011

1986 Fleer Star Sticker #13 - Chris Brown

  • Chris Brown had a couple of good seasons with the Giants in the mid-1980s
  • Brown spent several years in the minors (1979-1984) and was promoted to the Giants in September of 1984 at the age of 23.
  • Chris finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year voting (behind Vince Coleman, Tom Browning, and Mariano Duncan) in 1985
  • Brown batted .271 with 16 HR and 61 RBI in 1985 and was one of the few bright spots in the Giants' most dismal season
  • In 1986 Brown's power fell off (7 HR) but he batted .317 and was an NL All Star (he doubled and hit into a double play in the game)
  • Chris got off to a rough start in 1987 (.242 in 38 games with the Giants) and was included in the big trade with the San Diego Padres that brought Kevin Mitchell to the Giants.
  • Brown spent the rest of 1987 and the 1988 seasons with the Padres and then moved on to the Detroit Tigers
  • Chris played with the Tigers for a bit in 1989 before being released on May 19. He was picked up by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played well in AAA (.343 in 57 games), but he never made it back to the  majors.
  • Brown tried a comeback with the Cincinnati Reds' AAA club in 1995, but he went 0 for 7 in three games.
  • After his baseball career, Brown became a driver for Halliburton and spent time in Iraq.
  • Chris Brown died from injuries suffered in a house fire on December 26, 2006.

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