Former major league pitcher Kevin Brown caught two alleged mail thieves and held them at gunpoint Wednesday until police arrived, according to Bibb County (Ga.) sheriff’s deputies.
The Telegraph of Macon, Ga., reported that Brown went on a stakeout due to incidents of mail being stolen in his north Macon neighborhood. He reportedly hid in a neighbor’s yard before apprehending the two suspects, an adult male and a 15-year-old male, who subsequently were arrested.
Brown’s mailbox was open as he spoke with deputies during the arrest, the newspaper reported.
A 53-year-old Georgia native, Brown pitched in the major leagues in 1986 and 1988-2005. He was a six-time All-Star and a two-time National League ERA champion in a career that included stints with the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.
Brown compiled a career 211-144 record and a 3.28 ERA in 486 games (476 starts). He helped pitch the Marlins to the 1997 World Series championship, and he won another NL title with the Padres the following year. Brown pitched a no-hitter for the Marlins against the San Francisco Giants in June 10, 1997.
–Field Level Media