Clint Brown, longtime President/Owner of the Florence Freedom (independent; Frontier League), has passed away.
In a post on the team’s Facebook page on Wednesday, the Freedom confirmed Brown’s passing. “Freedom family, it is with an incredibly heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our President/Owner Clint Brown,” the Freedom stated. “As we learn more in the hours/days to come, we will pass along the information to you. At this time we ask for prayers and thoughts to be with his wife Kim and family. We will miss him greatly.”
Brown had owned the team since purchasing it out of bankruptcy in 2004, and helped turn it into one of the steadier operations in the Frontier League. He was 63, according to the Northern Kentucky Tribune:
Details of his “sudden and unexpected” passing will come shortly, according to Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson.
“I don’t know what happened yet, just that he’s gone.” Anderson said this morning.
On Twitter, the Frontier League said that Brown was “a valuable member of the Frontier League for the past 15 years and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Brown family and the Freedom organization.”