The younger Brown — also a pitcher, also quite nasty — is the progeny of six-time All-Star Kevin Brown, who did plenty to be proud of and emulate before he ever reached the big-league level.
His pops became so maligned for taking a big contract with the Dodgers (the horror!) and striking out with the Yankees that most seem to have forgotten he put together a career that deserves a closer Hall of Fame look, winning 211 games against 144 losses, whiffing 2,397 men with a sterling 3.28 ERA.
And he did a lot of his work predicated on his filthy sinker, which Dawson should be quite glad he inherited, too.
Dawson, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, is already way ahead of his grade level in terms of making Pitching Ninja’s Twitter feed.
It’s easy to see why, too. Some of the stuff he uncorked this week in ACC play is just unholy. It almost makes you wonder how quickly he could hail a cab to the Bronx.
Ex-Yankees Kevin Brown’s son Dawson Brown looks exactly like him
Remember when Kevin Brown making $100 million was a massive deal? Looks like Dawson might top that in NIL deals alone by his junior year.
Kidding. We think.
The younger Brown appears to be on the road to success, registering a 4.40 ERA in 14 games as a freshman while making the 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll. This year so far, things are looking up; in five games after moving up the bullpen pecking order, Brown has registered seven whiffs and three saves in five innings pitched.
Based on the movement he’s generating, he could likely join Mookie Betts as a baseball-player-turned-competitive-bowler, too.
We’re excited for more updates on Brown, considering without MLB action, they’re all we have left. They’re also a remarkable reminder of the aging process. Two big wins there!