Monday, April 2, 2012 | 2:30 a.m.
Larry Brown’s legacy in Las Vegas has very little to do with the two seasons he played for the Las Vegas Stars.
Brown, primarily a relief pitcher in 1983 and 1984, never left Southern Nevada after his stint playing Triple-A baseball. And because of Brown, several locals have a state-of-the-art home to play sports.
In 1996, Brown was elected to the Las Vegas City Council, and is credited with helping build three parks in his Ward 4 — Majestic Park (a 12-field softball complex), the Amanda & Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center and the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex.
He left the council in 2008 for a spot on the Clark County Commission, and last year also ran for Las Vegas Mayor.
As a member of the Las Vegas Stars, Brown posted a 3-2 record with six saves during the team’s inaugural season of 1983 — behind a lively home crowd, the Stars went 45-26 in the first half of the season. The following year, Brown went 1-2 with a 5.38 earned run average in 43 appearances.