Shayne Bennett
Pitcher
Born: (1972-04-10) 10 April 1972 (age 49)
Adelaide, South Australia
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
22 August, 1997, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
15 August, 1999, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average5.87
Strikeouts71
KBO statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average7.32
Strikeouts16
CPBL statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average7.48
Strikeouts18
Teams

Shayne Anthony Bennett (born 10 April 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), and was a right-handed baseball pitcher, who last played in Major League Baseball with the Montreal Expos on 15 August 1999.

The youngest brother to fellow North Adelaide footballer Peter Bennett, Shayne was a leading junior footballer for North Adelaide and was drafted by Victorian Football League (VFL) team Collingwood at the 1989 VFL Draft with the 56th selection.[1]

Bennett never made his senior debut for Collingwood. Instead, he travelled to the United States[2] and started playing baseball at the College of DuPage.

He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1993 Major League Baseball draft in the 25th round and, after three years playing in the minor leagues, was traded to the Montreal Expos in January 1996. He played with the Expos in the majors for part of 1997, all of 1998, and part of 1999.

His final professional baseball season was 2000, when he pitched with the top Montreal farm team, the Ottawa Lynx in the International League.

He was also a member of the Australia national baseball team, which finished in sixth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2005). AFL Record 2005: Guide to Season. p. 350. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5.
  2. ^ Athlete Talent Search Programs Archived 26 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine; The Sports Factor (19 September 1997)
  3. ^ Baseball at the Sydney Olympics