Ernest Wesley Young
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School Lewis University
- High School Mendel Catholic Preparatory High School
- Debut May 17, 1994
- Final Game September 24, 2004
- Born July 8, 1969 in Chicago, IL USA
Outfielder Ernie Young was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the tenth round of the 1990 amateur draft. Young was the 1993 MVP of the Hawaii Winter League with the Kauai Emeralds. He had several cups of coffee with the A's 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 as a professional.
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.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|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|