Friday, October 8, 2010

Marty Brown

Well, it's looking like it was a good thing that I managed to find Senichi Hoshino this year, because he may not be free to go to Aberdeen next summer. Marty Brown has been let go as manager of the Eagles and they are after Hoshino to replace him.

Brown played for the Carp from 1992 until 1994. He returned to the Carp as manager in 2006 and remained until after the 2009 season. After the Carp let him go, the Eagles picked him. With his firing, it's looking like next season there will be no American managers in Japan for the first time since 2002.

Here's a sampling of cards from Brown's time in Japan. His 1992 Takara Carp card from his playing days:

From the 2008 BBM Hiroshima Memorial set (#28), having a discussion with an umpire:

2009 BBM 1st Version "Record Making Players" subset (#474) - I suspect this is to commemorate him setting some record involving being ejected, but I can't confirm this:

2010 BBM 1st Version (#253):

1 comment:

Mischa said...

Brown holds both the single-season and career ejection records in Japan so I agree that the record-setting card likely refers to an ejection record.