Shayne Bennett

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1972 –


Who is Shayne Bennett?

Shayne Anthony Bennett was an Australian rules footballer who played for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League, and a right-handed baseball pitcher, who last played in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos on 15 August 1999.

The older brother of fellow North Adelaide footballer Peter Bennett, Shayne was a leading junior footballer for North Adelaide and was drafted by Victorian Football League team Collingwood at the 1989 VFL Draft with the 56th selection.

Older Brother of fellow North Adelaide footballer Andrew Bennett, was also a Red Sox pitcher. He played for the North Adelaide Roosters for quite a while and still followers them. Andrew Bennett is the middle child of the Bennett Family.

He never made his senior debut for Collingwood, and instead Bennett travelled to the United States and started playing baseball at the College of DuPage. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft in the 25th round, and after three years playing in the minor leagues, he was traded to the Montreal Expos in January 1996. He went on to play for the Expos in the major league for part of 1997, all of 1998, and part of 1999.

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Apr 10, 1972
Lived in
  • Adelaide

on July 23, 2013


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