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The Melbourne Marlins - Season 1996 and 1997

Brett's first two seasons of professional baseball


He was assigned to the Melbourne Marlins, Florida's "Rookie Team" which is based in Melbourne, Florida

The team competes in the Gulf Coast League



Season 1996
Departed Cairns on 28th April, and returned on 29th August

"Baseballer playing in dream-land" - Brett, in the United States, did a telephone interview with the Cairns Post - details his thoughts after the first ten games of the season - published on Wednesday 3rd July 1996 ..........nice article, and includes a photo

"Baseballer briefly back on home turf" - his first professional season is over!!! - in this article, Brett summarizes his season and performance - and it also covers the coming season with the Brisbane Bandits - plus the article mentions the "Youngest Player Records" Brett has in the Australian Baseball League - published in the Cairns Post - September 1996 ..........another good article, along with a photo of Brett and Mike Young

Season 1997