Tony Harris

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Tony Harris

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tony Harris has been a long-time coach and manager. Harris has coached for the Australian national team in the 1997 Intercontinental Cup, 1999 Intercontinental Cup, 2000 Olympics, 2001 Baseball World Cup, 2004 Olympics, 2005 Baseball World Cup, 2006 World Baseball Classic, 2006 Intercontinental Cup, 2007 Baseball World Cup, 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, 2009 World Baseball Classic, 2009 World Youth Championship, 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2011 Baseball World Cup, 2013 World Baseball Classic and 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He was head coach of the Australian junior team in the 2006 World Junior Championship, 2010 World Junior Championship (when they had their best finish to that point, winning a Silver Medal for the first time) and 2011 World Youth Championship. He has coached in the US minors with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1992 through at least 2006, including two years as a minor league manager. He was a coach for the Vero Beach Dodgers in 1995-1997 and 2000 and the Wilmington Waves in 2001.

Harris coached the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League from 1992-1999. He was Manager of the Year in the 1993-1994 ABL, 1996-1997 ABL and 1998-1999 ABL. He also managed South Australia in the 2002 and 2003 Claxton Shield.

Harris played as an outfielder for three seasons in the ABL, hitting .240 and slugging .407.

Harris signed on to be a Pittsburgh Pirates scout in 2009, signing Mitch Fienemann, Sam Kennelly and Wilson Lee. He also scouted Stefan Welch for the New York Mets. He managed the Adelaide Bite to second place in the 2010-2011 ABL.

Sources include the Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac and Australian Baseball Federation website

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1998 Yakima Bears Northwest League 32-44 7th Los Angeles Dodgers
1999 Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League 29-47 7th Los Angeles Dodgers