Tab Brown: St. X’s last Mr. Baseball
It has been quite some time since a member of the Tiger Baseball team was named the best in the state. In fact, it has been a quarter of a century since the title of Mr. Baseball has been bestowed upon a St. Xavier baseball player.
Tab Brown was the last Mr. Baseball for St. Xavier in 1989. He was also the first one to receive the award. After 25 years, no other Tiger Baseball player has won the award. Senior Austin Clemons was a preseason favorite to win the award, but was forced to cut his St. Xavier career short due to a season ending ACL injury back in March.
Brown was drafted straight out of high school in the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Braves in the second round with the 32nd overall pick.
He never made it higher than the Single-A Macon Braves where his professional career ended in 1992. Although he had such a short stent in the pros, Brown now serves as the bench mark for Tiger Baseball players when it comes to being the best.
There are a lot of young players on this year’s Tiger Baseball team. Who is your pick to become the next Mr. Baseball for St. Xavier?