Marty Brown (baseball)
Marty Leo Brown (born January 23, 1963) is the former manager of the Buffalo Bisons and a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988–89) and Baltimore Orioles (1990). He is also the former manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League, where he played for three seasons from 1992 to 1994, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League.
|Third baseman / Manager|
|Born: January 23, 1963|
|MLB: September 4, 1988, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|NPB: April 5, 1992, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp|
|MLB: May 30, 1990, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|NPB: 1994, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp|
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.
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.
Brown served as the manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp from 2006 to 2009, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2010. He signed a two-year managerial contract with the Eagles, however he was fired after only one last-place season.
On November 19, 2012, the Blue Jays announced that Brown would return as the manager of the Buffalo Bisons, now the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays. On April 28, 2013, Brown notched his 254th victory as manager of the Bisons, the most wins of any manager in Bisons history. On August 11, 2013, Brown recorded his 300th victory as manager of the Bisons.
On December 20, 2013, the Blue Jays announced that Brown was leaving the organization.
Marty Brown is currently the Washington Nationals' director of Pacific Rim scouting.
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- "Marty Brown gets 300th Bisons win". August 10, 2013. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Davidi, Shi (December 20, 2013). "Brown leaves manager position with Bisons". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
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