Was I the only one who was convinced that Tyler Houston and Brant Brown were actually the same dude? Probably. But just in case you’re confused like I was, Houston was the sucky left-handed hitting catcher. Brown was the sucky left-handed hitting outfielder.
Not Brant Brown.
Now that that is all cleared up, Houston was the backup catcher for the Cubs in the late 90s. Well, he was the backup catcher when the Cubs weren’t playing him out of position at third base. Tyler Houston at third was a comedy of errors. Literally. The Cubs were that desperate for a third baseman that they used TYLER HOUSTON there for several games. Ah, late 90s Cubs. You certainly did suck.
Low Point: Remember those nail-biting late September moments with the 1998 Chicago Cubs? Well, Houston certainly didn’t help put you at ease. In what could have been the final game of the season, Houston came in to a 3-3 game in the 11th inning in Houston. The Cubs needed baserunners. They got a swinging strikeout out of Houston. The Cubs lost 4-3 in the bottom of that inning, forcing the one-game playoff against the Giants, and giving Cubs fans everyone acid-reflux disease.
Did You Know? Tyler Houston cleans up surprisingly well (NSFW link). Who knew?