|Most recent season:
2015–16 Australian Baseball League season
|League||Australian Baseball League|
|City||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Ballpark||Diamond Sports Stadium|
|Minor premierships||1 (2014–15)|
|General Manager||Nathan Davison|
The Bite have multiple alumni who have played in the MLB in following years and many players who play for Team Australia in an international level. The team is made up of up-and-coming MLB draft prospects who play minor league baseball in the USA or established Australian players. Former big-league players often play in the ABL.
Their home ballpark was the historic Norwood Oval in Norwood, South Australia which is based in the city of Adelaide, South Australia from 2009 to 2016, They however made the moved down to West Beach in the 2016/2017 season. The team name originates from the nearby hydrographic landmark, the Great Australian Bight as well as the Great White Shark which inhabits the southern coast of South Australia.
The Bite are famous for their Shark Tank - the only section in Australian sport where you can sit on the actual playing surface during the play of the game.
Adelaide's first general manager was former New York Yankees infielder Pat Kelly. He served as the General Manager from 2009-2013. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season, former Adelaide Giants and Team Australia baseball player Nathan Davison took over the team as GM and CEO.
In three seasons under Davison the Bite have made the Australian Baseball League Championships Series twice - falling to the Perth Heat in 2015 and the Brisbane Bandits in 2016.
In 2010 South Australian power company ETSA Utilities was announced as the major sponsor of the Adelaide Bite and that the team would be known as the Adelaide ETSA Bite. After an ETSA rebrand to SA Power Networks the Bite became the "Adelaide Bite, proudly presented by SA Power Networks."
Game Day Atmosphere
The Adelaide Bite are known for their unique sports atmosphere. Their speciality is the Shark Tank - a section where fans can sit on the field right next to the Adelaide Bite home dugout and interact with players. They also served a pig roast on the field as well as a drinks package. 
The nature of baseball allows kids to run around and chase foul balls. They even can run on the field in-between innings. There are many catchy songs, quirky Walk up music selections from the players, and lots of in-game activations.
In 2016, players from the Adelaide Football Club, Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide Strikers showed up to participate in a pre-game home-run derby that brought thousands of people to the stadium.
The Bite are known for their quirky off-field antics. On April 1, 2016, the Bite fooled the world by announcing that baseball legend Derek Jeter would be joining the club as a player manager. It would have been the most high-profile signing in Australian sports' history. The practical joke garnered international headlines including a story in the New York Times and the Yankees' twitter account.
The Adelaide Bite has experienced recent heartbreak having been to the Claxton Shield final four times since 2009 and unable to win in the championship game.
The Bite went to the ABL Championship Series back-to-back years in 2015 and 2016 but fell to the Perth Heat at home and the Brisbane Bandits on the road respectively. The Adelaide Bite hosted the 2015 ABL Championship Series and set a record for single game attendance in the ABL on the Saturday night with over 5,000 people attending the game.
In Mid 2016 they shifted, their home down to the 5,000 capacity Diamond Sports Complex located at Barratt Reserve on West Beach Road, West Beach adjacent to the Adelaide International Airport. This was due to scheduled renovations at Norwood Oval.
Team Australia Players
The Adelaide Bite send numerous players to represent team Australia on various international stages including the World Baseball Classic, World Baseball Classic qualification, Olympic baseball and Honkbal Hoofdklasse in Harlem.
|Player Name||Years Represented||Level(s)|
|Angus Roeger||2015||2015 ABL All-Star Game|
|Stefan Welch||2009-2016||World Baseball Classic|
|Steven Chambers||2015-2016||World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, Honkbal Week, ABL All-Star|
|Josh Tols||2015-2016||World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, Honkbal Week, ABL All-Star|
|Matthew Williams (baseball)||2009-2016||Baseball World Cup, World Baseball Classic, World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, ABL All Star|
|Tom Brice||2002 - 2008||Olympics, Baseball World Cup|
|Wilson Lee||2016||Honkbal Week Harlem|
|Dushan Ruzic||2009 - 2016||Baseball World Cup, World Baseball Classic, Honkbal Week|
The Adelaide Bite are the only ABL team who have had a former player progress to the big leagues every Major League Baseball season since the ABL's reincarnation. Some notable players include:
Tom Brice - 2004 Olympic silver medalist for Team Australia
Rocky Gale - San Diego Padres Catcher. Played for the Bite in 2014/15.
Year by Year Results
|2010/11||23-17 (3rd place)||Lost in Championship Series to Pert (1-2)||Tony Harris|
|2011/12||20-25 (4th place)||Lost in semi finals to Sydney (1-3)||Tony Harris|
|2012/13||21-25 (5th place)||No finals||Tony Harris|
|2013/14||21-25 (5th place)||No finals||Charles Aliano/Brooke Knight|
|2014/15||32-16 (1st place, minor premiers)||Lost in Championship Series to Perth (1-2)||Brooke Knight||Aaron Miller (baseball)|
|2015/16||30-26 (3rd place)||Lost in Championship Series to Brisbane (0-2)||Steve Mintz|
The following are the players who appeared for the Adelaide Bite in the 2015–16 ABL season
Managers & Coaches
Pitchers (click column headers to sort)
|50||Devon Barker||P||L||L||191 cm||79 kg||12-03-1992||Reserve|
|9||Jake Cairns||P||R||R||188 cm||87 kg||29-09-1991||Reserve|
|12||Steven Chambers||P||R||R||175 cm||82 kg||08-11-1990||Active|
|42||Kevin Comer||P||R||R||191 cm||93 kg||01-08-1992||Reserve|
|44||Daniel Desimone||P||R||R||185 cm||88 kg||11-09-1988||Reserve|
|37||Chris Dula||P||R||R||188 cm||91 kg||06-08-1992||Reserve|
|17||Dallas Gallant||P||R||R||191 cm||89 kg||25-01-1989||Active|
|47||Christopher Horne||P||R||R||183 cm||82 kg||01-08-1996||Active|
|15||Takuro Ito||P||R||R||178 cm||82 kg||02-04-1983||Active|
|10||Kody Kerski||P||R||R||178 cm||84 kg||18-04-1992||Active|
|26||Hei Chun Lee||P||L||L||183 cm||98 kg||12-03-1979||Active|
|33||Wilson Lee||P||R||L||185 cm||100 kg||12-12-1991||Active|
|28||Daniel Nilsson||P||R||R||178 cm||84 kg||30-11-1993||Active|
|36||Matthew Swilley||P||R||R||188 cm||80 kg||19-12-1990||Reserve|
|6||Nick Talbot||P||R||R||175 cm||80 kg||16-03-1987||Active|
|20||Travis Tingle||P||R||R||193 cm||100 kg||04-10-1989||Reserve|
|11||Josh Tols||P||L||L||170 cm||75 kg||06-10-1989||Active|
|65||Elroy Urbina||P||L||L||185 cm||82 kg||22-07-1989||Reserve|
|38||Loek van Mil||P||R||R||216 cm||118 kg||15-09-1984||Active|
|51||Kyal Williams||P||R||R||188 cm||108 kg||29-01-1991||Reserve|
|19||Matthew Williams||P||R||R||185 cm||82 kg||28-02-1987||Active|
|30||Chris Adamson||C||R||R||188 cm||93 kg||30-03-1988||Active|
|35||Beau Te Wera Bishop||C||R||R||188 cm||91 kg||06-07-1993||Reserve|
|18||Landon Hernandez||C||R||R||188 cm||102 kg||08-02-1987||Reserve|
|16||Connar O'Gorman||C||R||R||173 cm||90 kg||25-12-1993||Active|
|23||Davis Page||C||L||R||175 cm||76 kg||10-08-1987||Active|
|29||Jordan Cowan||2B||L||R||183 cm||73 kg||13-04-1995||Reserve|
|46||Travis Demeritte||2B||R||R||183 cm||82 kg||30-09-1994||Active|
|34||Mitch Lightbody||2B||R||R||175 cm||80 kg||29-05-1998||Reserve|
|32||Corey Lyon||2B||R||R||180 cm||75 kg||05-04-1995||Reserve|
|4||Kyle Petty||1B||R||R||196 cm||98 kg||01-03-1991||Active|
|22||Stefan Welch||3B||L||R||191 cm||86 kg||12-08-1988||Active|
|42||Marc Wik||3B||L||R||180 cm||101 kg||18-07-1992||Active|
|25||Tom Brice||OF||L||L||196 cm||95 kg||24-08-1981||Active|
|40||Thomas Fiebig||OF||R||R||191 cm||91 kg||24-03-1989||Reserve|
|43||Karl Hoschke||RF||R||R||191 cm||84 kg||01-07-1995||Reserve|
|21||Ben Lodge||LF||R||R||185 cm||84 kg||12-10-1991||Active|
|24||Gary Owens||OF||R||R||183 cm||91 kg||05-12-1986||Reserve|
|39||Scott Quinlan||OF||R||R||185 cm||93 kg||21-02-1992||Reserve|
|5||Angus Roeger||RF||R||R||185 cm||84 kg||26-04-1990||Active|
|31||John Schultz||OF||L||L||180 cm||89 kg||03-05-1989||Active|
- Stockman, Jennifer (6 August 2010). "Adelaide takes a BITE at new ABL". Adelaide Bite. Australian Baseball League. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- Our Staff[permanent dead link] Adelaide Bite
-  Boris Kilpatrick
- "ETSA Utilities named naming rights sponsor". Adelaide Bite. Australian Baseball League. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- PTV: Home Run Derby Port Adelaide vs Adelaide - portadelaidefc.com.au, retrieved 2016-07-22
- "Boy who hiccupped through national anthem becomes internet sensation". ABC News. 2015-11-22. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
- "Australian team uses Derek Jeter in April Fools' Day prank". Retrieved 2016-07-22.