Thursday November 15th, 2018

An interview with Ira Brown





Ira Brown

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/22/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Primetime Easton

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st and 2nd Best position is RF…lol

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Earl Bryant give the game everything he got when he steps on the field..

Why do you like the game of softball?
It keeps me sane… But on a serious note I fell in love with game of softball after playing baseball all my life and I don't know how to get rid of this fever that I have for this game of softball..

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Rod Amour the kid finally stepping out of comfort zone displaying his talents good pitcher and he can hit for avg

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Jitt was my Nick name for long time because I was youngest guy on the team and one the biggest…lol so my teammate Chris Holt call me Big Jitt now my everyone calls me Big Brown my teammate Lee Daniels said one day Ira I don't have Nick name for you so I'm call you Big Brown

What is your height and weight?

Where do you call home?
Webster, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Grilling out and spending time with my family

What do you do for a living?
Certified mechanic

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School football/basketball/baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A guy named Eli Rosier gave me the opportunity to play up under Bruce Blocker

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and the consistency

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning the you triple Usssa Black American Worlds in 2007 with my team, My family, My Brothers change the game

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Ian Houston and Bruce blocker

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Continue putting in work hard work pays off

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
12 ounce curls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football/Florida Gators

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Young Jeezy I put on for my City

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
More tournaments or more affiliate tournaments

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
BSC Columbus shootout the atmosphere is unbelievable Clay Dickey and the BSC staff puts on a great tournament

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Myrtle Beach South Carolina the park is well-maintained AstroTurf Fields are like 325 all around great complex

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere I can get some wings…lol

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Anytime Mike Wren is on the softball field it is funny play one year together and crazy crazy guy but funny

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I just turned 25…lol

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Signed Basketball by Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal back in the 90s




3 responses to “An interview with Ira Brown”

  1. Clay says:

    One of the most powerful hitters in the game

  2. Zone3 says:

    My lil bro would b a great pickup for any team one of the best hitters I’ve been around and a great teammate as well keep grinding bro.

  3. Sirene Johnson says:

    It is an absolute pleasure to watch my younger brother play this game we all enjoy. He’s a great hitter and I love to see him swing the bat. Most impressive is his hustle as a big guy.

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