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Top 30 Las Vegas 51s Players:

30. Larry Brown (1983-84)

The former relief pitcher was elected to the LV city council in 1996 and helped build three major parks in his Ward

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Justin M. Bowen

Las Vegas mayoral candidate and county Commissioner Larry Brown talks with the media during the groundbreaking for the Sahara bus rapid transit line at the Gaudin Ford dealership in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

Larry Brown

Larry Brown

Larry Brown’s legacy in Las Vegas has very little to do with the two seasons he played for the Las Vegas Stars.

Brown, primarily a relief pitcher in 1983 and 1984, never left Southern Nevada after his stint playing Triple-A baseball. And because of Brown, several locals have a state-of-the-art home to play sports.

In 1996, Brown was elected to the Las Vegas City Council, and is credited with helping build three parks in his Ward 4 — Majestic Park (a 12-field softball complex), the Amanda & Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center and the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex.

He left the council in 2008 for a spot on the Clark County Commission, and last year also ran for Las Vegas Mayor.

As a member of the Las Vegas Stars, Brown posted a 3-2 record with six saves during the team’s inaugural season of 1983 — behind a lively home crowd, the Stars went 45-26 in the first half of the season. The following year, Brown went 1-2 with a 5.38 earned run average in 43 appearances.

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