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Randy Brown experienced much over 11 pro seasons, made AAA

Randy Brown 1990 Elmira Pioneers card

Randy Brown signed on with the independent Somerset Patriots in 2000 and he soon became a team leader, The Bridgewater Courier-News wrote.

He wasn't a vocal guy, he told The Courier-News. He lead by example.

"For the guys that really haven't experienced what I've experienced, I think it's important to give them some insight on what this type of baseball is all about," Brown told The Courier-News.

By that point, Brown had experienced a lot in 11 professional seasons. He'd seen time at AAA over four seasons, but he never got the chance to experience the majors.

Brown's pro career began in 1990, signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent out of San Jacinto Junior College in Texas.

He started with the Red Sox at short-season Elmira. He got into 74 games and hit .236. He moved to high-A Winter Haven and also saw the rookie Gulf Coast League.

He played 1992 at Winter Haven, then 1993 at high-A Lynchburg. He hit .236 in 128 games there.

Brown moved up to AA New Britain for 1994, then AAA Pawtucket for 1995. He hit .250 in 74 games that year.

He returned to AA for 1996 and 1997, as well as most of 1998, as he moved to the Yankees system mid-1997 and the Pirates system for 1998.

At AA Carolina in June 1998, Brown picked up a broken-bat single that scored two, The Raleigh News and Observer wrote.

"I broke my bat, but it went out a hero," Brown told The News and Observer. "I was fortunate to get enough wood on it to get it into center field."

He also saw 14 games at AAA Nashville that year. He moved to the Mariners system for 1999 and played at AA New Haven and AAA Tacoma. He finished out his career at Somerset in 2000, where he hit .264 in 123 games.

Randy Brown 1990 Elmira Pioneers card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,677
Made the Majors:1,254-34.1%
Never Made Majors:2,423-65.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:309-X

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