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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown
Born: (1979-10-25) October 25, 1979
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2006, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .300
Runs batted in 0
Home runs 0

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


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.

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.[1][2] He is most remembered for a game in 2002 where he, planning for a triple, slipped and fell on first base, and while scrambling to get back to base, was notified that he in fact hit a home run.[3] The home run was reenacted in the film Moneyball.[4]

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)[1] 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[5] and subsequently outrighted to the minors.[6]

On February 15, 2008, Brown announced his retirement.[7] Brown was the team's third-ranked catcher behind Kurt Suzuki and Rob Bowen and was unlikely to make the major league roster.[8]


  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ "2002 'Moneyball' draft class in review - ESPN". 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Beane Counter". CNN. 2003-05-12. 
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  6. ^ The Sports Network - Major League Baseball
  7. ^ "Catcher Jeremy Brown announces retirement" (Press release). 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  8. ^ Ratto, Ray (2008-02-16). Moneyball' leading man apparently retires at 28"'". Retrieved 2011-09-24. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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