Doreen Brown has played softball for 21 years with several Sargent county communities. She played shortstop and the outfield and in her later years was a pitcher. Her lifetime batting average was between .550 and .600 and she could hit with power. She began her softball career playing fast pitch for Valley City state College but switched to slow pitch after she left school. She has played for McLeod, Rutland, Forman, Cayuga and Havana. She played with two teams which made it to the National tournament and also played on teams which won the McQuade tournament for five years in a row. She was fortunate in being able to play with her daughter for a few years. Doreen was an excellent player at any position she was asked to play. She played with Phillips Oil team from Havana which featured a bunch of young girls who readily accepted Doreen as a mentor and teammate.

One of the players who endorsed her candidacy for the Hall of Fame said that she had the ability to change a game with either bat or her glove. Another mentioned the fact that Doreen had a stabilizing influence on the young girls who made up the majority of the Phillips team since she was several years older and had played softball for a long time.