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Jeremy Brown

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Batting average  .300
Role  Baseball athlete
Runs batted in  0
Height  1.78 m

Home runs  0
Weight  102 kg
Name  Jeremy Brown
Education  University of Alabama
Jeremy Brown while throwing during the Spring Training game against the Chicago Cubs at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Similar People  Scott Hatteberg, Billy Beane, Paul DePodesta, Mark Teahen, Chad Bradford
Born  October 25, 1979 (Age 41), Birmingham, Alabama

Jeremy brown s unconscious home run


Jeremy Van Brown (born October 25, 1979) is an American former professional baseball catcher with the Oakland Athletics. He is also known for his place in Michael Lewis' 2003 #1 bestseller Moneyball.

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Webster Garrison a minor league coach out of Midland, Texas (the one on the left) watches Jeremy Brown gets the feel of a bat he used in practice

Jeremy brown highlight video


Career

Jeremy Brown's 2007 SPx Young Stars signature

Brown played for a high school in Hueytown, Alabama, and went on to the University of Alabama, where he played for the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team. At Alabama, he won the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate Catcher.

Jeremy Brown crawling back to first base

Brown was selected in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft in the first round (35th selection overall) by the Athletics, at the behest of Billy Beane and Paul DePodesta, over the strong objections of the scouting department. He is most remembered for a game in 2002 where he, planning for a double, slipped and fell on first base, and while scrambling to get back to base, was notified that he in fact hit a home run. The home run was reenacted in the film Moneyball.

Jeremy Brown rookie Baseball trading card | 2002 Bowman Draft

Though spending the majority of his time with the Oakland's Double-A Midland RockHounds and Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, "Badge" (short for "Badger," a nickname for his ample body hair) had a .379 OBP over his first 4 years. Brown made his Major League debut on September 3, 2006, against the Baltimore Orioles. He had 3 hits in 10 AB, including two doubles, and a .364 OBP in the Major Leagues for the 2006 season.

Brown was designated for assignment by the Athletics on May 23, 2007 and subsequently outrighted to the minors.

On February 15, 2008, Brown announced his retirement. Brown was the team's third-ranked catcher behind Kurt Suzuki and Rob Bowen and was unlikely to make the major league roster.

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Jeremy Brown Wikipedia