I have been slowly working my way through the 1991 World Series since I got the DVD set for Christmas. As Game 3 progressed into the later innings, CBS flashed a graphic of the two teams’ benches, including the name Jarvis Brown for the Twins. That, of course, was enough to make me look him up on Baseball Reference.
Brown played in 38 regular season games for the Twins in 1991, and four postseason, three of which came in the World Series. Of his 38 regular season appearances, only three were as a starter. For the most part, Brown was a late-inning pinch runner for the Twins.
He was originally drafted by the club as the 9th overall pick in the January 1986 amateur draft. Brown originally got the call from the Twins in July of 1991. In a 2010 profile in The Journal Times, Brown was honest about his major league skills:
“Base stealing, that’s what got me to the Majors,” he said. “And defense.”