Kevin Brown, a Georgia native, pitched for the world champion Florida Marlins in 1997. (Credit: The Associated Press)

Former Georgia Tech baseball player catches alleged mail thieves

Former Georgia Tech and Major League Baseball pitcher Kevin Brown caught two alleged mail thieves taking his mail on Wednesday, according to Bibb County sheriff’s deputies. 

According to The Telegraph reporter Laura Corley, Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited to catch the thieves in action. 

Once Brown caught the two men, he held them at gunpoint until authorities arrived. 

The two men were arrested Wednesday outside of Brown’s home in Macon, Georgia. 

The former Georgia Tech pitcher played with the Yellow Jackets from 1984-1986, and Brown was drafted in the first round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. Brown had a 17-year MLB career, playing with the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees.

Brown was a member of the 1997 Florida Marlins world championship team and the 1985 and 1986 ACC team champions. He was selected as part of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2007. 

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