Former Tiger Chris Brown Dies in Houston

I may have been one of the few Tigers fans who actually saw Chris Brown play in Detroit. It was 1989 and the Tigers were awful so if you don’t remember him sporting number 9, you’re not alone.

That’s because Brown, who died today in Houston from burns suffered in a house fire, played in only 17 games for Detroit that year.

The last I’d heard of him was that he was driving a truck for Halliburton in Iraq.

According to the AP story, the circumstances surrounding his death — like many of his alleged injuries during his abbreviated career — are suspicious.

As a former Houston-area resident I’m familiar with the suburb he lived in (Sugar Land). He still must have been making decent money…or he saved some of the estimated $695,000 he made as a player.

Nevertheless, RIP, Chris Brown.

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