Thursday, July 15, 2010

2001 Topps Chrome, Brant Brown

#382 Brant Brown

Here is the third and final Brant Brown card that I have to show on here. Just like the first two, this one was acquired at the Northwest Arkansas Naturals game while Brant was working as the visiting team's hitting coach. You can see the first one here and the second one here.

Brant's Major League career spanned parts of five seasons with the Cubs, Pirates, and Marlins. He is a career .247 hitter with 45 home runs and 55 more strikeouts than hits. His best season was probably 1998 with the Cubs. He had 14 homers and 48 RBI while batting .291, a career high. After that season, the Cubs flipped him to the Pirates in exchange of Jon Lieber. In 1999, Brant had better power numbers than the previous year, but his average dropped almost 60 points. That was his last season as an everyday player.

Brant's final season in pro ball was in 2003. He finished up his career in the independent Northern League with the Schaumburg Flyers.

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