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Ernest Wesley Young

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Outfielder Ernie Young was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the tenth round of the 1990 amateur draft. Young was the 1993 MVP of Hawaii Winter League with the Kauai Emeralds. He had several cups of coffee with the club before spending the 1996 season as their regular centerfielder. He later played for several other big league teams and won an Olympic gold medal for the United States in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. On June 12, 2006, he hit his 300th career minor league home run.

Young was the hitting coach for the Great Falls White Sox in 2008. He moved up to manage the Kannapolis Intimidators in 2009. In 2013 Young became a coach for the Arkansas Travelers.

He managed Team USA in the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament, in which they tied Venezuela for third and won spots at the 2011 Pan American Games and 2011 Baseball World Cup. He remained their manager for those two events.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2009 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 82-57 1st Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2010 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 65-74 9th (t) Chicago White Sox
2011 West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League 70-69 7th Detroit Tigers
2012 West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League 72-68 6th Detroit Tigers

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