Ex-MLB pitcher reportedly holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint

Former major-league pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly helped police strike out some alleged mail thieves in his Macon, Georgia, neighborhood Wednesday.

The six-time All-Star confronted a man and a 15-year-old who were allegedly stealing mail and held them at gunpoint until Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, officers told The (Macon) Telegraph.

After several reports of mail being stolen in the neighborhood, the 53-year-old Georgia native had decided to hide in a neighbor’s yard and wait for the thieves to strike again, the newspaper reported.

Jeremy Carlton Brown Jr., 30, and his younger brother were charged late Wednesday with three counts each of theft by taking and one count each of forgery, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeremy Brown was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A Bibb County Jail records search indicates he was released Thursday morning on a $4,450 bond.

Deputies recovered more than $3,000 in cash and more than $16,000 in checks belonging to other people after arresting the brothers, who are of no relation to Kevin Brown, according to the news release.

Brown played for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees in a 19-season MLB career that ended in 2005.

He posted a 211-144 career record with an ERA of 3.28 and 2,397 strikeouts, twice led the National League in ERA and topped the majors with 21 wins in 1992.

Brown also pitched a no-hitter for the Marlins during the 1997 season, the same year he helped the team to a World Series title. He also pitched in the 1998 World Series as a member of the Padres, who were swept by the New York Yankees.