Bill Brown is an American baseball announcer who has been with the Houston Astros since 1987.
He is often
called "Brownie" by his play by play partner Jim Deshaies
. He has developed a reputation for
being a solid broadcaster that often plays the part of the straight
man to Deshaies' humorous asides. Brown was inducted into the Texas Sports
Hall of Fame on November 12.
Brown did play-by-play for the Cincinnati Stingers
for the 1975-76 season and the Cincinnati Reds
Television Network from
1976-1982. He worked 4 years with Ken
and another 4 years with Ray
. He also was a senior producer and anchor of the Financial News Network
programing, and sports director of
the Sports Time
Brown lives in Houston with his wife, Dianne. Their only daughter,
Allison is the mother of Brown's two grandchildren: Luke, 3, and
Emma Kate, 1.