Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Marty Brown Wednesday

Marty Brown 1990

This is another card that I was forced to find through eBay. Brown is a tough autograph to track down and doesn't have any confirmed TTM signings since 2006 so this card works for my collection. This card features him as the manager for the 2005 Buffalo Bisons who were then the AAA affiliate of the Indians. I also found a picture of his bobblehead online; I'm pretty sure this would be commemorating his 2004 International League title.

Currently, Marty is the manager for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Japanese Central League so I might try to send him a TTM request there next season since he has an Orioles Crown card. Has anyone ever tried to sent a TTM request to Japan? I'm not really sure how to do it so any suggestions will be appreciated.

The O's drafted him in the '89 Rule V draft from the Reds after he had appeared in 26 games for the Reds over the '88-'89 seasons. Marty played in only 9 games for the Orioles in April and May of the 1990 season but he appeared as a pinch runner and hitter, DH, and at 2B and 3B over those games. That's some pretty solid diversity for having played in that few games. However, he didn't make it into another Major League game after his time with the Orioles.

After he retired from playing in 1995, he stayed involved with baseball by becoming a manager in the Pirates and Indians organizations. As I mentioned earlier, he is currently managing in the Japanese Central league and has been there since 2006. And now, we know more about Mr. Brown than you ever thought you could!

PS-Happy Birthday to my excellent girlfriend Kalina!


kasliwi said...

thank you :)

zman40 said...

Good luck with the autograph request to Japan. I have no idea about what to do on that one.

Happy Birthday Kalina!

Orioles Magic said...

Sliwi-You're very welcome.

Zach-Thanks, I'm interested to figure this one out.

JLucas83 said...

Thought I could help you out but it turns out I only have one Marty Brown Orioles signed card. I lived in Buffalo when he was the manager of the IL Champion Bisons. I do need help IDing a couple O's autographs and wanted to know if you could help?

Orioles Magic said...

Jlucas-thanks anyway! If you come across another Marty Brown O's card let me know! He's a tough one.

I can definitely help you out with the scans. Just send me an email.