Brian Myrow

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Brian Myrow had a long career in pro ball, from 1999-2015, coming to the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005 and the San Diego Padres in 2007 and 2008.

Brian was born in Fort Worth, TX, went to high school in Burleson, TX and attended college both at Hill College in Hillsboro, TX and at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Out of college, he played independent ball for parts of three years with the Winnipeg Goldeyes before getting purchased by the New York Yankees. He was in the Yankees organization from 2001 to 2004, moving up to AAA level, before getting traded at age 27 to the Dodgers organization during the 2004 season. With the Yankees, he was seen as the possible successor to 3B Aaron Boone when he suffered a serious injury following the 2003 season. Instead of going with an unproven player, however, the Yankees acquired Alex Rodriguez in a trade, and the rest is history, as they say. Or at least, it was for Brian's future in pinstripes.

Posting a batting line of .282/.403/.547 in 121 games with the 2005 Las Vegas 51s, he was brought up by the Dodgers as a 28-year-old rookie in September and appeared in 19 games with them. He was released after the season.

For most of 2006 he played in the Korea Baseball Organization with the Lotte Giants, putting up a batting line of .231/.396/.457 in 70 games. In August the Boston Red Sox signed him as a free agent and he appeared in 20 games with their Portland Sea Dogs affiliate. He was released after the season.

The San Diego Padres signed him, and in 2007 he hit well for their Portland Beavers affiliate, with a batting line of .354/.440/.579. He came up to the major league Padres to appear in 12 games in September and October. Over the winter (and also the following winter) he played winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League. He returned to Portland for most of 2008 (97 games), compiling a batting line of .314/.451/.500. He came up to the Padres in July and August for 21 games, and hit his only major league home run in his first game after coming up.

He was released near the end of the season and signed by the Chicago White Sox. After playing 48 games for their Charlotte Knights affiliate in 2009, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and finished the season with their Indianapolis Indians team, for whom he hit .330/.448/.515 in 62 games. He spent the winter playing in the Dominican Winter League.

In 2010 he went back to Indianapolis for 94 games at age 33, and his hitting dropped off. He was the oldest position player on the team. He was released after the season.

In 2011 he returned to the Winnipeg Goldeyes for one year, hitting .319 with 80 walks, and then played four years with the Grand Prairie AirHogs, also in the independent leagues, through age 38. In 2012 in 92 games he hit .364/.490/.608.

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