For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Gregg
Houston Astros Broadcaster Bill Brown
Astros fans, baseball enthusiasts and those
simply interested in a good read will enjoy
the new autobiography from veteran baseball
announcer Bill Brown.
Tells A Good Story-His Own-For A Good
My Baseball Journey:
A Sportscaster's Story (343 pages,
$14.99) recounts Brown's life, including
the past 26 years in which he has been
the television voice of the Houston Astros.
The book features an extensive look at
Houston's major league history and also
includes vignettes on a number of individuals
whose lives have inspired Brown both personally
"I've had the good
fortune to spend many years in a great
town with a great baseball organization,"
Brown said. "A number of important
books have been written about the Houston
franchise and its most storied players.
I hope my book will be a welcome addition
to that bibliography."
Brown says he was motivated
to tell his story not only as a means
to add to Houston's baseball history,
but also because he wanted to lend support
to a friend.
"My real motivation
to write this book was to create a vehicle
that could raise awareness for a cause
that's important to me," said Brown.
"I have a young friend here in Houston
who suffers from a challenging disorder
and I wanted to bring attention to his
"Zach Hamm is one of
the most remarkable people I know,"
Brown added. "He's just 12 years
old, but because of his courage, determination
and up-beat attitude, you'd never know
the struggles he's had in his young life."
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Hamm, the son of Paul and
Susan Hamm, suffers from ectodermal dysplasia.
The syndrome affects the hair, teeth,
nails and sweat glands of individuals
afflicted with the genetic condition.
The disease is rare and there is no known
cure. According to Brown, all proceeds
from the sale of his book will benefit
the National Foundation for Ectodermal
Dysplasias, an organization which supports
individuals and families affected by the
Former Astros great Craig
Biggio wrote the forward to the book.
Houston writer Tim Gregg co-authored the
book with Brown.
Brown's broadcasting career
began as a high school student in his
hometown of Sedalia, Missouri. He graduated
from the University of Missouri in 1969.
After serving two years with the U.S.
Army in Vietnam, Brown landed his first
sportscasting job in Cincinnati in 1972.
Late that season, in a fill-in role, he
made his debut as a major league announcer
calling the Reds' pennant-clinching victory
against the Astros in Houston. He was
the full-time play-by-play announcer for
telecasts of Reds games from 1976-1982.
He began calling Astros
games in 1987 alternating with Milo Hamilton
between television and radio broadcasts.
In 1997, he took over the full-time television
reigns and began his current broadcast
partnership with former Astros pitcher
In 2011, Brown celebrated
25 seasons with the Astros. He was named
the 2012 winner of the Fred Hartman Award,
presented by the Houston chapter of the
Baseball Writers Association of America
for long and meritorious service to the
Brown lives in Houston with
his wife, Dianne. They have one daughter
and three grandchildren.
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
The NFED is the leading resource
in the world serving the ectodermal dysplasias
community. The mission of the NFED is
to empower and connect people touched
by ectodermal dysplasias through education,
support and research. Located in Mascoutah,
Ill., the Foundation is in contact with
more than 6,000 families in 75 countries.
Seventy-five cents of every dollar raised
is spent on education, support and research.
The NFED is a private, tax-exempt, not-for-profit
organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
For more information, visit www.nfed.org