Moneyball

Jeremy Brown Character Analysis

An unlikely professional athlete drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2002, Jeremy Brown is overweight, hairy, and generally un-charismatic. Nevertheless, he has a high on-base percentage and a consistent, reliable swing. Throughout the book, Michael Lewis uses Jeremy Brown as a kind of case study for Paul DePodesta and Billy Beane’s approach to management.

Jeremy Brown Quotes in Moneyball

The Moneyball quotes below are all either spoken by Jeremy Brown or refer to Jeremy Brown. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the W. W. Norton & Company edition of Moneyball published in 2004.
Chapter 5 Quotes

Jeremy Brown, owner of the University of Alabama offensive record books as a catcher, had been so perfectly conditioned by the conventional scouting wisdom that he refused to believe that any major league baseball team could think highly of him.

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Page Number: 102
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Epilogue Quotes

Everybody's laughing at him again. But their laughter has a different tone. It's not the sniggering laughter of the people who made fun of his body. It's something else. He looks out into the gap in left center field. The outfielders are just standing there: they've stopped chasing the ball. The ball's gone. The triple of Jeremy Brown's imagination, in reality, is a home run.

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Page Number: 286
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Jeremy Brown Character Timeline in Moneyball

The timeline below shows where the character Jeremy Brown appears in Moneyball. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: How to Find a Ballplayer
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The next player is Jeremy Brown . The traditionally-minded scouts find it absurd that Billy is so interested in Brown, since... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Jeremy Brown Blue Plate Special
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One of Billy’s other scouts has told Billy about a promising but overweight fielder named Jeremy Brown . Brown has been so unpopular with scouts that when the A’s called him with... (full context)
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For Billy’s next choice, he selects Jeremy Brown —a choice which will make him a laughingstock. For the rest of the morning, the... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Science of Winning an Unfair Game
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...the rules of Major League Baseball). Beane then used his extra first-round picked to draft Jeremy Brown and Benjamin Fritz. (full context)
Epilogue: The Badger
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It’s early October 2002, and Jeremy Brown steps into the batter’s box. Not too long ago, he was the laughingstock of baseball—a... (full context)
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...his own teammates, laughing at him. Then he realizes what’s actually happened: “The triple of Jeremy Brown ’s imagination, in reality, is a home run.” (full context)