Marty Brown
Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1963-01-23) January 23, 1963 (age 61)
Lawton, Oklahoma, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 4, 1988, for the Cincinnati Reds
NPB: April 5, 1992, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Last appearance
MLB: May 30, 1990, for the Baltimore Orioles
NPB: June 11, 1994, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
MLB statistics
Batting average.180
Home runs0
Runs batted in6
NPB statistics
Batting average.256
Home runs50
Runs batted in165
Managerial record318–382–19
Winning %.454
As Player

As Manager

Marty Leo Brown (born January 23, 1963) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988–89) and Baltimore Orioles (1990). He is also the former manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League, where he played for three seasons from 1992 to 1994, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League.


Brown was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. He reached the major leagues in 1988 and appeared in 35 games over two seasons with the Reds and one with the Baltimore Orioles, who had selected him in the Rule 5 Draft in winter 1989. He then played in Japan for several years, before playing for the Oklahoma City 89ers in 1996, his last season before retiring as a player. He began his managing career in the Pittsburgh Pirates system in 1997.[1]

From 2001 to 2002, he managed the Nashville Sounds, a team for which he played while in the Reds organization in 1988 and 1989. Brown was the manager of the Buffalo Bisons from 2003 to 2005 with an overall record of 238–193 (.552). He led the team to the International League title in 2004 after a regular season record of 83-61. He also managed the club to a first-place finish in their division in 2005 with an 82–62 (.569) record. Brown was honored by the league by being voted the Manager of the Year in 2004, and was also named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America.[1]

Brown served as the manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp from 2006 to 2009, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2010. He signed a two-year managerial contract with the Eagles, however he was fired after only one last-place season.[2]

Prior to the 2011 season he accepted the managerial position job for the Toronto Blue Jays then Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, managing the 51s through the 2012 season.

On November 19, 2012, the Blue Jays announced Brown would return as the manager of the Buffalo Bisons, now the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays.[3][4] On April 28, 2013, Brown notched his 254th victory as manager of the Bisons, the most wins of any manager in Bisons history.[5] On August 11, 2013, Brown recorded his 300th victory as manager of the Bisons.[6]

On December 20, 2013, the Blue Jays announced Brown was leaving the organization.[7]

Marty Brown is currently the Washington Nationals' director of Pacific Rim scouting.[8]


  1. ^ a b Kline, Chris (September 20, 2004). "Marty Brown: 2004 Minor League Manager of the Year". Baseball America. Retrieved 2006-10-26.
  2. ^ "Eagles eye Hoshino: sources". The Japan Times. Kyodo News. October 6, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Brown to manage Buffalo Bisons". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Blue Jays name Brown Bisons Manager | Buffalo Bisons News". Archived from the original on 2014-01-06.
  5. ^ Arlington, Blake (28 April 2013). "Bisons, Brown gets record-breaking win". Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Marty Brown gets 300th Bisons win". August 10, 2013. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  7. ^ Davidi, Shi (December 20, 2013). "Brown leaves manager position with Bisons". Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "Former Carp, Eagles manager Brown gets best of both worlds through scouting for Nationals". 18 July 2015.
Sporting positions Preceded byKatsuya Nomura Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager 2010 Succeeded bySenichi Hoshino