atlanticleague.com


John Brownell Becomes ALPB's All-Time Strikeouts King

Long Island Ducks right-hander surpasses 10-year ALPB veteran Tim Cain with 738th strikeout
 

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2018) – Long Island Ducks right-handed pitcher John Brownell became the Atlantic League’s all-time leader in strikeouts on Saturday night during the Ducks 10-0 win over the Road Warriors at Bethpage Ballpark.

Brownell achieved the record with his strikeout of Road Warriors designated hitter Daniel Aldrich to begin the top of the third inning. The swing-and-miss was the 738th strikeout of his Atlantic League career, allowing the righty to surpass Tim Cain for sole possession of first place on the all-time strikeouts list. Cain had held the record since the 2007 season, the last of his 10 seasons in the Atlantic League, which he spent with the Newark Bears (1998-2001), Bridgeport Bluefish (2002-05), Long Island Ducks (2006-07) and Camden Riversharks (2007).

The 35-year-old Brownell is currently in his seventh season with the Ducks. He first joined Long Island late during the 2012 season and immediately helped lead the Flock to consecutive Atlantic League championships. He was named the Championship Series MVP in 2013 after winning all three of his starts in the series against the Somerset Patriots. He later garnered Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Year honors in 2015 after leading the league in wins (12), innings pitched (175.2), complete games (4), shutouts (2) and strikeouts (146). Brownell earned his first Atlantic League All-Star Game selection in 2017 and then served as a coach for the Liberty Division at the 2018 All-Star Game on Long Island.

A former Philadelphia Phillies draft pick, Brownell currently ranks third all-time in the Atlantic League for wins (64) and innings pitched (978.1). He trails only Cain (74 W, 1,150.2 IP) and Corey Thurman (66 W, 980.1) in both categories. The Omaha resident currently holds the Ducks all-time records in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts and games started (150). Additionally, he has set the franchise’s single-season records for strikeouts (147, 2016), innings pitched (202.0, 2014), complete games (7, 2013) and games started (29, 2014).

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.
 

###



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2018
2017
2016
2015

Browse by Month »

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015