Bill Brown (born September 20, 1947) is a retired American baseball announcer. After spending a number of years working Cincinnati Reds broadcasts, Brown labored for the Houston Astros from 1987 to 2016.
May 2, 2017– Brown changed present Astros play-by-play announcer Todd Kalas as a result of Kalas’ mom passing away. He was calling the Astros-Rangers recreation when Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead grand slam off Keone Kela.
.August 21, 2015– Brown referred to as Mike Fiers’ no hitter on August 21, 2015.
June 28, 2007– Brown additionally referred to as Carlos Lee’s game-winning grand slam within the backside of the eleventh inning. Brown’s name of the house run:
June 28, 2007 – Brown was the play-by-play announcer for Craig Biggio’s 3000th hit recreation within the 2007 Houston Astros season for the now defunct Fox Sports Houston, the place Craig Biggio acquired his 3000th hit within the backside of the seventh inning to tie the sport at 4.
Brown was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on November 12. 2004. In 2011 Brown was inducted into the Media Wall of Honor at Minute Maid Park. The Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation offered him with a group service award. The Houston baseball media offered him with the Fred Hartman Award for Long and Meritorious service in 2012. In 2013 Brown was voted Texas Sportscaster of the Year by the Texas voters within the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (now the National Sports Media Association) in Salisbury, N.C.
With the Astros, Brown was usually referred to as “Brownie” by his play-by-play companion Alan Ashby. He has developed a status as a broadcaster who usually performed the straight man to former companion Jim Deshaies’ humorous asides. Brown retired on September 28, 2016, after the ultimate Astros house recreation of the 2016 season and was succeeded by Todd Kalas, however returned to name video games for the Astros from May 1–4, 2017 as a result of loss of life of Kalas’s mom. He lives in Houston together with his spouse, Dianne. They have a daughter and three grandchildren. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri).
Brown did play-by-play for the Cincinnati Stingers Television Network for the 1975-76 season and the Cincinnati Reds Television Network from 1976-1982. He labored 4 years with Ken Coleman and one other 4 years with Ray Lane. Brown additionally referred to as Xavier Musketeers and Cincinnati Bearcats basketball and Cincinnati Swords hockey early in his profession, and was a senior producer and anchor of the Financial News Network’s SCORE programing and sports activities director of the Sports Time Cable Network. he was sports activities director of Home Sports Entertainment in Pittsburgh.
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