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LEAGUE INFORMATION & HISTORY

2013/14 MEDIA & INFORMATION GUIDE

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AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE


TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents.............................................. 1 League Office Staff / Board of Directors............ 2 Media Information.............................................. 3 2012/13 Season in Review.............................5-6 About the ABL.............................................7-20 History of Baseball in Australia.......................... 8 ABL Then and Now........................................... 9 ABL and MLB Partnership............................... 10 ABL Players in the MLB................................... 11 ABL’s place in the Baseball World................... 12 ABL International Stars.................................... 13 Grassroots Baseball in Australia................14-15 History of the Claxton Shield........................... 16 The Helms Award............................................ 17 Basics of Baseball........................................... 18 Baseball Glossary......................................19-20 Our Teams...............................................23-102 Summary of Teams.......................................... 24 Adelaide Bite.............................................25-38 About the Bite.................................................. 26 Norwood Oval.................................................. 27 2013/14 Roster................................................ 28 Player Bios.................................................29-38 Brisbane Bandits......................................39-50 About the Bandits............................................ 40

About the ABL The ABL is Australia’s premiere professional baseball competition and will enter its fourth season of action in November of 2013. A landmark partnership between the Australian Baseball Federation, Major League Baseball, and the Australian Sports Commission, the ABL features a 45-game season and serves to elevate baseball’s profile on the Australian sports landscape as well as fuel participation in the game. The ABL seeks to showcase, on home soil, the enormously talented Australian baseball players who, for decades, have excelled on the international level. ABL teams boast elite national players from across Australia along with personnel from Major League Baseball feeder clubs (Minor League Baseball), the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB, Japan), the Korean Baseball Organisation (KBO), and the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). The ABL is pioneering the pathway of development for many emerging Australian baseball talents, as well as offerING a highly competitive alternative offseason league for competitions hosted in the northern hemisphere.

Holloway Field................................................. 41 2013/14 Roster................................................ 42 Player Bios.................................................43-50 Canberra Cavalry......................................51-62 About the Cavalry............................................ 52 Narrabundah Ballpark..................................... 53 2013/14 Roster................................................ 54 Player Bios.................................................55-62 Melbourne Aces........................................63-74 About the Aces................................................ 64 Melbourne Ballpark......................................... 65 2013/14 Roster................................................ 66 Player Bios.................................................67-74 Perth Heat.................................................75-88 About the Heat................................................ 76 Barbagallo Ballpark......................................... 77 2013/14 Roster................................................ 78 Player Bios.................................................79-88 Sydney Blue Sox....................................89-102 About the Blue Sox.......................................... 90 Blue Sox Stadium............................................ 91 2013/14 Roster................................................ 92 Player Bios...............................................93-102 Year-by-Year Results............................103-106 2010/11.......................................................... 104 2011/12.......................................................... 105 2012/13......................................................... 106 ABL Record Book.................................107-109 Batting........................................................... 108 Pitching.......................................................... 109

2013/14 ABL Media & Information Guide The 2013/14 Australian Baseball League Media & Information Guide was produced and compiled by the ABL media relations department, under the direction of Terry Whitaker and Tyler Maun. Primary contributors to this publication were Tyler Maun and Andrew Reynolds. All information is current as of 6 September. Statistical information provided in part by Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), 75 Ninth Avenue, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10011, United States. Layout, design, and editing by Tyler Maun and Andrew Reynolds. Photography included in the 2013/14 Australian Baseball League Media and Information Guide is by SMP Images. Additional information on the 2013/14 ABL season and the league’s six member clubs is available by contacting the ABL Media Relations Department or online at www.TheABL.com.au.

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Australian Baseball League Suite 203/46 Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: +61 2 8226 0225 Fax: +61 2 8226 0293

theABL.com.au

2013/14 ABL STAFF Chief Executive Officer................Peter Wermuth .................................. pwermuth@theabl.com.au

Administrative Officer........................Nikki Atkins ...................................... natkins@theabl.com.au

General Manager.............................. Ben Foster .......................................bfoster@theabl.com.au

Baseball Operations.........................Kelly Cheng ...................................... kcheng@theabl.com.au

Marketing & Communications......Terry Whitaker ................................... twhitaker@theabl.com.au

Baseball Operations.........................Dylan Loren ........................................dloren@theabl.com.au

Media & Communications................. Tyler Maun ........................................tmaun@theabl.com.au

Broadcasting................................. Michael Kaas ....................................... mkaas@theabl.com.au

Baseball Operations & Facilites...... Dan Amodio .................................... damodio@theabl.com.au

Marketing............................................. Adi Gulati ....................................... agulati@theabl.com.au

National Partnerships Manager....Alex Pellerano ................................. apellerano@theabl.com.au

Graphic Design........................Andrew Reynolds .................................. areynolds@theabl.com.au

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Chairman..........................................Paul Archey ........................................ paul.archey@mlb.com

Director.........................................Ethan Orlinksy .....................................ethan.orlinsky@mlb.com

Director............................................Tim Brosnan ........................................ tim.brosnan@mlb.com

Director...........................................Geoff Pearce .................................. geoff@beautiworx.com.au

Director............................................... Alex Barry ........................................... alex.barry@mlb.com

Secretary.........................................David Hynes ........................d.hynes@winstonlangley.com.au

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE


MEDIA POLICIES

CREDENTIALS: All working members of the media are required to possess a press pass. Requests for credentials must be made at least 24 hours prior to game time. Credentials will only be issued to legitimate working media and will be made available at the discretion of each respective team. Season credentials are issued to those news agencies that cover the ABL and its member clubs on a daily basis. All other agencies wishing to cover the ABL must submit a formal request to have credentials issued to them. Media credentials issued by the Australian Baseball League are deemed as nontransferable personal licenses and must be clearly displayed at all times. The credential provides evidence that the bearer has been authorized to enter an ABL ballpark as a working member of the media. The credential is the property of the ABL and is revocable by the ABL or team staff at any time. The bearer of ABL media credentials: 1) agrees to careful search and inspection of prohibited items and/or confiscation of prohibited items; 2) agrees to comply with all ABL and team rules and regulations; 3) assumes all risks and dangers incidental to attendance at the events, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the events; 4) understands that the requesting of autographs or equipment from

players and coaches is strictly prohibited and that such requests will result in ejection from ABL events or ballparks and confiscation of credential. PHOTOGRAPHERS: SMP Images is the official photo agency of the Australian Baseball League. Requests for images can be made by contacting SMP Images for access to the ABL image library on 07 5575 9983. ON-FIELD INTERVIEWS: Players and the coaching staff will be made available for interviews during batting practice provided that it does not interfere with their pregame work. All other requests for on-field interviews must be coordinated with ABL and team public relations staffs. Media must exit the field of play no later than 20 minutes prior to game time unless otherwise authorized. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: Following each ABL game, the clubhouse may be open to members of the media. Team coaching staffs and public relations departments respectfully ask that all members of the media please give players and coaches approximately five to ten minutes to cool down following the final out of the game.

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