Keith Champion

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Randall Keith Champion

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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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 Springfield Cardinals in 1986 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