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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Jimmy Brown saw some success in GCL, played 3 pro seasons

Jimmy Brown 1990 GCL Dodgers card
Jimmy Brown had some look at success in 1989, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

Brown was a member of the rookie Gulf Coast League's Kissimmee Dodgers who won their division and fell in the finals, The Sentinel wrote.

Brown returned to Kissimmee for 1990, one of three players to do so. That team went on to take the league title. Brown went on to play in one more season. He never made single-A.

Brown's career began in 1989, taken by the Dodgers in the 40th round of the draft out of Carlos Escobar Lopez High School in Puerto Rico.

Brown played his first season for the Dodgers' GCL entry. He got into five games and went 1 for 7, with an RBI.

On his return to the GCL in 1990, Brown saw 28 games and hit .204. He picked up 10 hits, eight RBI and three stolen bases.

He moved  to the Tigers system and short-season Niagara Falls for 1991. In 42 games there, the infielder hit just .154 to end his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,116
Made the Majors:1,138-36.5%
Never Made Majors:1,978-63.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 472
10+ Seasons in the Minors:282

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