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Keith Champion

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Randall Keith Champion

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Biographical information[edit]

Catcher Keith Champion played in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 1982 to 1984, hitting .214 in 143 games and never advancing past A ball. After his playing career, he was a coach for the Savannah Cardinals in 1985, Springfield Cardinals in 1986, Arkansas Travelers in 1987, and managed in the minors from 1988 to 1994.

Champion was an advance scout for the Chicago Cubs from 1995 to 1999, and a Special Assistant to the General Manager from 2000 to 2006. He was then a scout for the Boston Red Sox in 2007-2008 and in 2009 is a Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is now (2011) a major league scout for the Pirates.

His brother, Kirk Champion, has worked in the Chicago White Sox organization as a pitching instructor.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1988 Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League 68-67 6th St. Louis Cardinals
1989 Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League 69-70 7th St. Louis Cardinals
1990 Springfield Cardinals Midwest League 63-76 9th St. Louis Cardinals
1991 AZL Cardinals Arizona League 29-30 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1992 Waterloo Diamonds Midwest League 59-78 12th San Diego Padres
1993 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League 64-72 6th San Diego Padres
1994 Wichita Wranglers Texas League 54-82 8th San Diego Padres