Brooke Knight

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Brooke E. Knight (born November 20, 1972) is the current manager of the Adelaide Bite[1] of the Australian Baseball League. He is best known for leading the Perth Heat to back-to-back ABL Championships in 2011 & 2012 (defeating the Bite and the Melbourne Aces respectively).[2] He is also currently manager and director of baseball operations for the Corvallis Knights, a collegiate summer wood bat baseball team in the West Coast League.

Playing career[edit]

A two-sport athlete at Crescent Valley High School, Knight attended Linfield College where he played both baseball and football. After one year at Linfield he transferred to Oregon State University to play both baseball and football for the Beavers. Knight signed with Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1995 playing for their rookie affiliate, and was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1996 to the Augusta GreenJackets affiliate.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Knight began his coaching career in earnest in 2008, and as a rookie Manager, led the Corvallis Knights to their first ever West Coast League Championship. He and the Knights won the championship again in 2011,[4] 2013,[5] and 2016.[6] His tenure with the Knights includes directing the team to eight consecutive West Division titles, seven championship appearances (winning four), and four-time West Coast League Coach of the Year honors.

In late 2010 the Perth Heat, of the MLB-funded Australian Baseball League, hired Knight as Manager, where he led them to back-to-back titles for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Baseball League website". Australian Baseball League. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Perth Heat manager Brooke Knight undecided on future". perthnow.com.au. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Brooke Knight Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  4. ^ "West Coast League Records". wccbl.com. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Knights win their 3rd WCL championship". gazettetimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  6. ^ Jesse Sowa, "Knights Find a Way, Rally to Claim League Title: Corvallis Secures Fourth WCL Championship," Corvallis Gazette-Times, Aug. 17, 2016, via corvallisknights.com.

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