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7. Kevin Brown

7. Kevin Brown
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 14, 1965 in Milledgeville, GA USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 30, 1986
  • Final Game: July 23, 2005
  • TSN All-Star - 1998
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1998
  • Cy Young - 1992
  • Cy Young - 1996
  • Cy Young - 1998
  • Cy Young - 1999
  • Cy Young - 2000
  • MVP - 1996
  • MVP - 1998
  • Rookie of the Year - 1989
 
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Kevin Brown was only with the Marlins for two seasons, but over Brown's excellent career, it was arguably the best back-to-back campaign that he had.

An All-Star with Texas in 1992, Brown signed with Baltimore for one year in 1995 before joining Florida the following season.  Brown rewarded the Marlins with a spectacular year, posting a 17-11 record while leading the NL in ERA (1.89), 215 (ERA+), and WHIP (0.944), and he was the runner-up for the Cy Young.  The Marlins ace had another great year in 1997 (16-8, 2.69 ERA & 205 SO) and was an All-Star for the second year in a row.  Largely off of the arm of Brown, the Marlins won the Pennant and shocked the baseball world by winning the World Series.  Brown did not have a good Series (0-2 8.18 ERA), but without his contributions, the team never would have made it to the playoffs.

After the Marlins won it all, they traded many of the critical components that won them the title, including Brown (to San Diego), who had one year left in his contract.  Brown had a 33-19 record with a 2.83 ERA with the Marlins.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 12/22/95.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the San Diego Padres for Steve Hoff, Derrek Lee, and Rafael Medina 12/15/97.

  • Games Played: 65
  • Notable Statistics:

    33 Wins
    19 Losses
    2.83 ERA
    65 Games Started
    11 Complete Games
    5 Shutouts
    470.1 Innings Pitched
    364 Strikeouts
    2.91 FIP
    1.063 WHIP
    3.68 SO/BB
    14.7 bWAR                     

    5 Playoff Games
    2 Wins
    2 Losses
    4.91 ERA
    33 Innings Pitched
    22 Strikeouts
    1.36 WHIP

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1997)
    All-Star (1996 & 1997)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1996)
    Lowest ERA (1996)
    Lowest WHIP (1996)
    Most Shutouts (1996)
    Highest ERA+ (1996)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1996)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1997)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (1997)

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