This is the first of a few installments into SITM’s photo gallery. This one features Mott Community College, Flint and other local baseball teams, players, coaches, alum and friends.
Mott Bears baseball’s Shawn Brown poses with members of the 2013-14 playoff team.
Mott Bears baseball 2013-14. Team enjoys its annual trip to Florida, which includes stops at the ESPN Zone.
Mott Bears play at an annual showcase at Central Michigan University.
More Mott Bears, baby!
Mott Bears baseball has been a Flint tradition since the 1960s, gong back to the days of Flint Junior College.
The Mott Bears play at Flint’s Kearsley Park (Ernie Myers Field), a hidden gem of the community. There aren’t many patches of grass better than this in Michigan.
Who’s that guy in the middle?!
Mott Bears baseball’s Shawn Brown, one of the most dedicated coaches in all of JUCO athletics.
Flint’s known for a few things, and automobiles rank right up there. Mott’s Shawn Brown is proud of his town’s history and tradition. Cars, sports (baseball and basketball), coneys and Mott Community College are part of Flint.
Did you know? Shawn Brown starred at Mott in the early 1990s after a star-studded career at Davison High School (1992 grad). He went on to play at Saginaw Valley State University before playing pro hockey.
Shawn Brown was famous for his high-leg kick. Now in his late 30s, Brownie still brings the heat–ask his players!
Back in the late-’80s/early-’90s, Halo-Foutch dominated the Flint City Baseball League. Shawn Browne (left) was one of the league’s top pitchers.
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with his highs school coach, Davison’s Timm Rye (middle).
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with his former college coach, SVSU’s Walt Head, who was honored Aug. 24 by Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. From now on, Aug. 24 is “Walt Head Day” in the city.
Former Mott assistant Tim Weeks–or Mr. Baseball, if you prefer–sits alongside Shawn Brown…obviously in deep thought.
Shawn Brown (left) poses with former Fenton HS and Mott CC star Dan Fyvie (second from left), who spent time with the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Low-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
When the Detroit Tigers make the playoffs, Mott’s Shawn Brown goes all-out with an early-morning wiffle ball game. ABC 12’s Marc Jacobson typically comes out and takes swings at Brown’s back-yard digs, which come complete with “Green Monster” and “McCovey Cove” replicas.
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with former players who moved onto to four-year schools. Having them back is all part of the fun, says Brown.
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with former players.
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with former Bears who joined the Tiffin Dragons (DII in Ohio).
Mott’s Shawn Brown
Mott’s Shawn Brown poses with former player Frankie Ballard, who’s now an up-and-coming star in the world of country music. He’s opened for several big acts, including Michigan’s Bob Seger.
Friends of Flint and Mott baseball.
Mott Bears Baseball 2010-11, with current assistant Roger Christensen in the middle.
Major League Yardball, with Shawn Brown to the far right.
The gem of Burton, also known as Shawn Brown’s backyard. Brown Stadium hosts several games a season.
Kearsley Park takes hour of attention. Shawn Brown puts in plenty of them in order to keep the field in pristine condition.
Mott’s Shawn Brown coordinates travel schedules, game schedules and practice schedules. Plus much more.
Back-yard ball with Mott Bears baseball and softball teams.