David Brown

Reporter and Copy Editor

Location icon United States of America

Professional content writer, reporter and editor since 1998, publishing for Yahoo, CBS, Selectquote, Nurse, MLB.com, VICE and Baseball Prospectus. Member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2013.

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Selectquote
07/11/2018
How to Apply for Social Security

What most people think of as Social Security is just one part of a much larger program. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act-legislation that provided for Retired Worker Benefits, Survivor Benefits and Disabled Worker Benefits. This post focuses on Retired Worker Benefits-that money you're expecting to see after all those years of payroll deductions.

Selectquote
03/12/2019
How to Get a Free Home Insurance Quote

Whether you're closing on the purchase of a home or trying to reduce insurance costs, getting home insurance quotes tops your to-do list. But, before you pick up the phone or go online to shop for homeowners insurance, do your homework.

Selectquote
03/29/2018
Understanding Bitcoin

What's the motivation and technology driving cryptocurrency's biggest brand name?

Nurse.com
07/31/2017
Nurse leader probes future staffing needs

Nurse staffing needs and rates have shifted more to the outpatient settings, but the need for acute care services is about to get more intense.

Baseball Prospectus
05/19/2017
It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks

Expected by most to be a backup after slashing .223/.299/.346 over nearly 1,300 plate appearances for his career, and hitting poorly in 2016, Hicks started producing in spring training and hasn’t stopped. “I don’t want to be considered a fourth outfielder,” Hicks has said.

Selectquote
06/28/2018
Understanding Medicare: Parts A Through D

It is never too early for someone to start thinking about healthcare coverage. As you approach age 65, Medicare insurance may be top of mind. Most people in the workforce, or their spouses, have been paying into the Medicare fund for most of their working lives.

CBS Sports
07/20/2015
Life Without Oscar

How teammate and countryman Carlos Martinez -- and all of the St. Louis Cardinals -- tried moving forward in the wake of the tragic death of the club's top prospect, Oscar Taveras.

Yahoo Sports
01/21/2013
Baseball's impact on Martin Luther King Jr.

Before Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Alabama and on the Washington mall, Jackie Robinson marched around the bases on major league ball fields.

Twin Cities
09/16/2018
Twins ride Kyle Gibson, four home runs (and imaginary horses) to 9-6 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even though his team fell out of contention long ago, Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins made it a horse race Sunday afternoon. Not a literal horse race - but almost - with 19 rookie players dressing up in absurd stuffed horse-and-jockey costumes for a real-ish derby 'round Kauffman Stadium.

VICE Sports
09/21/2016
How Rookie Michael Fulmer Established Himself as the Tigers' New Ace | VICE Sports

With his dark, bushy beard and six-foot-three barrel-chested frame, Detroit Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer was an immediate presence on the mound this year merely by virtue of his appearance. But Fulmer could pitch, too. From May 21st to June 17th, he accumulated a 33.3-inning scoreless streak that established him as a leading candidate for American League Rookie of the Year.

Yahoo
10/09/2010
Q&A: Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew talks Twins, PEDs, Letterman

Harmon Killebrew's career spanned the end of the original Washington Senators and the dawn of the Minnesota Twins. He blasted 573 homers over parts of 22 seasons in the majors, culminating in his election to the Hall of Fame - on his fourth attempt - in 1984.

VICE Sports
09/05/2016
Q&A: Rookie Twins Outfielder Max Kepler Talks Ballet, Berlin, and Baseball | VICE Sports

Born in Berlin to star ballet dancers not long after fall of communism in Germany, Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler is having one of the better rookie seasons in the American League. Twins manager Paul Molitor has given Kepler a lot of responsibilities, from playing every day, including against left-handed pitching, to hitting in the middle of the lineup.

VICE Sports
06/03/2016
The David Ross All-Star Case, Mascot Ire, and Glorious Matt Albers: Dave Brown's Unscientific...

1. David Ross's All-Star Game chances (Last Week: Not Ranked) Lester had it going tonight. @Cubs pic.twitter.com/GbJZttFSxV - Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) June 2, 2016 Read More: Pedro Martinez Remembers the Night He Almost Threw an Extra Innings Perfect Game Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester is endorsing catcher David Ross for baseball's All-Star Game, and it's not entirely ridiculous.

NickiSwift.com
01/07/2017
What you don't know about the Kim K robbery suspects

French police detained 17 people for questioning on Jan. 8, 2016 in connection with the armed robbery of reality star Kim Kardashian during Fashion Week in Paris in October 2016, reported CNN . As the investigation intensifies, what have we learned about these brash bandits?

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