Brian Knight

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91 – Brian Knight
Brian Knight calls out Derrek Lee.jpg
Knight in 2011
Born (1974-10-02) October 2, 1974 (age 40)
Helena, Montana
MLB debut May 7, 2001
Umpiring crew
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Crew members
Career highlights and awards

Brian Michael Knight (born October 2, 1974) is an American professional baseball umpire. He has worked in Major League Baseball as a reserve umpire since 2001 and as a full-time MLB umpire since 2011. He wears number 91. Knight umpired in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.

Umpiring career[edit]

Knight umpired in the minor leagues for several years before his full-time MLB promotion in 2011. His service has included the Pioneer, Midwest, Florida State, Southern, and Pacific Coast Leagues. He umpired the Tokyo round of the 2006 World Baseball Classic, and was the home plate umpire for Jon Lester's no-hitter in 2008, and Josh Beckett's in 2014.[2]

From 2001 to 2010, Knight was a minor league umpire who substituted as needed in the major leagues.[2][3]

Knight umpired in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and 2013 American League Wild Card Game, serving as the right field umpire under the tutelage of crew chief Gerry Davis on both occasions.[4][5] Knight's first postseason game, the 2013 AL Wild Card, was played on his 39th birthday, October 2, 2013.[6]

Personal[edit]

Knight attended Capital High School in Helena, Montana and William Jewell College before enrolling in umpire school in 1995.[2]

See also[edit]

List of Major League Baseball umpires

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Umpires by 2013 MLB Crew Grouping, as of June 23rd". closecallsports.com. June 23, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Brian Knight - 91". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Brian Knight". Retrosheet.org. Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ Gerry Davis named home plate ump ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 July 2012
  5. ^ Roster: 2013 Tiebreaker, Wild Card Games & Division Series Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. Retrieved 3 October 2013
  6. ^ Happy birthday... @UmpireEjections/Twitter.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013

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