December 15, 1997

Kevin Brown



Player most similar to | Dave Stieb
Pitches | 1. Two-seam (sinking) fastball  2. Four-seam (rising) fastball  3. Hard slider  4. Curve  5. Change  6. Split-fingered fastball

Career statistics | 211-144, 3.28 ERA, 2,397 Ks, 3,256.1 IPs

1. Career year (1998) 18-7, 2.38 ERA, 257 Ks, 257 IPs

2. Career year (1996) 17-11, 1.89 ERA, 159 Ks, 233 IPs

Teams | Rangers (1986, 88-94), Orioles (95), Marlins (96-97), Padres (98), Dodgers (99-2003), Yankees (04-05)

How he was acquired | Traded by the Marlins to the Padres for Derrek Lee, Rafael Medina and Steve Hoff on Dec. 15, 1997.

How he was lost | Signed a seven-year, $105 million contract with the Dodgers on Dec. 12, 1998, becoming baseball’s first $100 million player.

Resume
• Six-time All-Star (1992, 96-98, 00, 03)
• Top 10 in Cy Young Award voting (1992, 96, 98-2000)
• Two-time Padres Nation Walter Johnson Award (1996, 98)
• No-hitter (June 10, 1997)



League leader
• ERA (1996, 2000)
• Wins (1992)
• Innings pitched (1992)
• Shutouts (1996)
• HBP (1991, 96-97)

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