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    Chris Brown has died.

    Former Giants, Pads and Reds 3B Chris Brown has died. Weird thing is I was just looking up his stats the other day.

    HOUSTON - Chris Brown, a third baseman who played six seasons in the majors in the 1980s, died Tuesday, nearly a month after he was burned in a fire at his home outside Houston. He was 45.

    He died at Memorial Hermann Hospital. An autopsy has been performed but the cause of death is still pending, said Beverly Begay, a spokeswoman for the Harris County medical examiner's office.

    Authorities say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire and how Brown was burned. Doug Adolph, a spokesman for the Sugar Land police and fire departments, said arson is suspected.

    Brown played with the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers. He is the second member of the mid-1980s Giants infield to die this month. Jose Uribe played shortstop for the team from 1985-92. He died at 47 in a Dec. 8 car crash in the Dominican Republic.

    Firefighters arrived about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the home Brown owned in Sugar Land and found it ''fully engulfed'' in flames, Adolph said. Firefighters found no people or furniture inside, he said, and neighbors told authorities no one had lived there for some time.

    Adolph said officials at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital told the Sugar Land fire department later that morning that Brown was there being treated for burns he suffered in a fire at his house. How Brown got from the burning house to the hospital about 9 miles away is part of the investigation, Adolph said.

    Brown was transferred a few hours later to the main Memorial Hermann Hospital, Begay said. Sugar Land authorities never formally interviewed Brown because of his deteriorating condition, Adolph said.

    Brown debuted in the majors in 1984 and made the All-Rookie team in 1985 after batting .271 with 16 home runs and 61 RBIs. In 1986, Brown hit .317 with seven homers and 49 RBIs.

    Brown underwent shoulder surgery after the '86 season and his statistics tapered off. He hit .242 in the first half of the 1987 season and the Giants traded him to the Padres. He batted .235 with only two homers in 1988 and the Padres dealt him to Detroit. He appeared in only 17 games with the Tigers in 1989 and batted .193 before he was released. He never returned to baseball.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Not a very good week to have the last name of Brown.

    That's a sad story about Chris. RIP.
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    It hasn't been that long ago that I heard about him driving a truck in Iraq.

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Former Giants, Pads and Reds 3B Chris Brown has died. Weird thing is I was just looking up his stats the other day.

    You jynxed him. :

    Anyway all joking aside..


    Yea it really hasnt been a good month for Brown's has it?
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    As I recall, Brown was a friend of Eric Davis', and it was at Eric's urging that the Reds brought Chris in on that (short-lived) minor-league contract.

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    If Will Clark or Matt Williams or Robby Thompson go down, I'm gonna start going to church.

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    I always wondered who would go first.....Chris Brown or Kevin Mitchell?

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Quote Originally Posted by LINEDRIVER View Post
    I always wondered who would go first.....Chris Brown or Kevin Mitchell?
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    You know something I don't?
    Both lived "reckless" lifestyles. I wondered the same thing except my list is longer.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Didn't Chris Brown once sit out a game with an injured eyelid?

    http://www.oobsports.com/injury.html

    He always seemed like a Willie Greene-type player -- loads of talent and skill, but no drive.

    His death at such a young age is tragic.
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    There is a very popular rapper by the same name, and there will be a bunch of junior high schoolers relieved to find out it was not their idol.

    This is a sad story. Prayers for his family.
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    It is very possible that he set the fire that burned him up in either a suicide or an attempt to get back at his ex-wife who got the house in the divorce or both. Thats some of the speculation down here.

    Very sad story....
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    Re: Chris Brown has died.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    As I recall, Brown was a friend of Eric Davis', and it was at Eric's urging that the Reds brought Chris in on that (short-lived) minor-league contract.
    I think he was high-school buddies with Eric Davis, Darryl Strawberry, and Byron Scott. That's a talented circle of friends!
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