2019 – ATHLETE OF DISTINCTION – BASEBALL
Peters Township High School
University of Michigan
- Played in three Major League Baseball seasons with the Chi-cago White Sox (1998 and 1999) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2001).
- Brian was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1992 in the 35th round but he opted to attend the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship.
- As a Wolverine, he was named to the Mizuno Honorable Men-tion Freshman team in 1993. He was a member of the Big 10 Conference All-Tournament team in 1994. He is forth all-time in triples at Michigan with 12 and ranks 20th all-time home runs with 20.
- Brian was selected by the White Sox in the second round of the 1995 draft.
- In September 1998, playing for Chicago against Kansas City, he hit home runs from both sides of the plate to establish an MLB record for fewest at bats required got turn such a feat in an MLB career.
- Leg injuries forced him out of the MLB. He ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2000 and an ankle injury to the same foot while playing at Class AAA in the San Francisco Giants’ organization in 2002. He played two more minor-league seasons before his career ended.