Brian Knight

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Brian Knight
Brian Knight calls out Derrek Lee.jpg
Knight in 2011
Born: (1974-10-02) October 2, 1974 (age 44)
Helena, Montana
May 7, 2001
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Career highlights and awards
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Brian Michael Knight (born October 2, 1974) is an American professional baseball umpire. He has worked as a full-time Major League Baseball (MLB) umpire since 2011. He wears uniform number 91.

Umpiring career[edit]

From 2001 to 2010, Knight was a minor league umpire who substituted as needed in the major leagues.[1][2] His minor league service included the Pioneer, Midwest, Florida State, Southern, and Pacific Coast Leagues. He umpired the Tokyo round of the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Knight umpired in the 2012 All-Star Game and the 2013 American League Wild Card Game, serving as the right field umpire under the tutelage of crew chief Gerry Davis on both occasions.[3][4] Knight's first postseason game, the 2013 AL Wild Card, was played on his 39th birthday.[5] Knight has also umpired in two National League Division Series (2014, 2015).

Notable games[edit]

Knight was the home plate umpire for Jon Lester's no-hitter in 2008, and Josh Beckett's in 2014.[1]

On April 18, 2015, he was hit in the face by a pitch by Blake Treinen in a game between the Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies. The 96 MPH fastball was missed by Jose Lobaton and knocked him to the ground.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Knight attended Capital High School in Helena, Montana and William Jewell College before enrolling in umpire school in 1995.[1]

See also[edit]

List of Major League Baseball umpires


  1. ^ a b c "Brian Knight - 91". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  2. ^ "Brian Knight". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ Gerry Davis named home plate ump Retrieved 3 July 2012
  4. ^ Roster: 2013 Tiebreaker, Wild Card Games & Division Series Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. Retrieved 3 October 2013
  5. ^ Happy birthday... @UmpireEjections/ Retrieved 3 October 2013
  6. ^ Schwartz, Nick (April 18, 2015). "Umpire leaves game after being hit in the face by 96 mph pitch". USA Today. Retrieved April 18, 2015.

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