Keith Brown was a late-round draft pick in 1986 but quickly rose through the Reds’ minor league system after posting ERAs of 1.96, 1.59, and 1.68 from 1986-1988. He started three games and compiled a 2-2 record with a 2.76 ERA in 1988 for the Reds.
A foot injury kept him out of the bigs in 1989, and after a few more ups and downs, other health problems presented themselves in the 1990s. “The 21 Greatest Days” posted an insightful two-part article about Brown in 2016: “Part 1: His Abilities” / “Part 2, Life Changed.”
February 14, 1964
Keith Brown’s greatest battle didn’t come on the baseball diamond. The pitcher was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1993, but he battled back and overcame the disease. As a member of the 1990 World Champion Reds, he has participated in several reunion activities over the past several years. “The Greatest 21 Days” posted an excellent interview with Brown last February.