The Trois-Rivières Aigles acquired veteran oufielder Steve Brown from the Washington Wild Things in return for two players to be named later. During his time in Trois-Rivières from 2013 to 2016, Brown marked the hearts of fans in addition to being still to this day the leader of the team record book for home runs, doubles, triples, base hits, and runs scored.
Brown will begin this summer his 15 th season in the professional ranks and the eleventh consecutive with a Canadian team. The 34-year-old Colombian joined the Edmonton Capitals in 2010 in the Golden Baseball League. Then, he had played a season with the Capitales of Quebec in 2012 before joining the ranks of the Aigles. He then wore the uniform of the Ottawa Champions from 2017 to 2019 where he was named to the Can-Am League All-Star team in his final season due to a .302 batting average and 54 RIBs.
“I’m very happy to acquire Steve Brown for this season. We have known each other for a very long time and I have enormous respect for what he has accomplished so far in his career. He makes us an even more formidable team and he will be a good example for our younger players. He is known to be a very talented player who performs in great moments,” said manager Matthew Rusch.
Due to the pandemic, he played last summer with the Cascades de Shawinigan in the Quebec Major Baseball League. Also, his wife, originally from Trois-Rivières, gave birth to their first child in recent months.