Brett Roneberg

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Brett Roneberg
Born: (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 38)
Melbourne, Australia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Brett Roneberg
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's Baseball
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Brett Roneberg (born 5 February 1979 in Sandringham, Victoria) is an Australian baseball player.

Roneberg spent 11 seasons playing Minor League Baseball, most recently in 2007 was with the Pittsburgh Pirates organisation, playing for their Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve.[1]

His most productive season in the minors came in 2001, when he posted a combined batting average of .287 with 16 home runs and 82 RBI in 137 games for Class A+ Brevard County Manatees and Double-A Class Portland Sea Dogs.[1]

In 2004, he was part of the Australian Olympic baseball team, who achieved a Silver Medal in the baseball tournament at the Athens Olympics. He had also represented Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[2]

In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Roneberg led the tournament in average (.714), slugging percentage (1.286) and on-base plus slugging (2.036).[3]

In between, Roneberg played winter ball with the Leones del Caracas and Pastora de los Llanos clubs of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League in part of two seasons spanning 2004–2006.[4]

Baseball retirement[edit]

After he had retired from playing professional baseball, Ronebeig is now playing in a small baseball league in Cairns called CBL [Cairns Baseball League] as a breakthrough Bandits player.