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After looking at this page, CLICK HERE to see Brett's Baseball Career in a different format
His achievements are listed year-by-year, and the page includes all the highlights of his career
For example ...... Professional Contracts, Promotions, Awards, Olympics, etc ... and his Injuries
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"Take me out to the Ball Game"

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PLEASE..NOTE

When Brett started playing baseball back in 1986, computers weren't invented!! ... all of the details, photos and newspaper articles were put into albumns ... there are around twenty-five of these albumns, each one being in A4 size and around two/three inches thick ... literally hundreds and thousands of pages, and all of these need to be scanned and then uploaded to this web site ... a monumental job, and one day it will have to be done!! ... in the meantime, when you are looking at these albumns, you will see that some are not complete or there is a note to that effect ... can't do much about it, but one day I will start the scanning!!
Albumns included in this group are ... The Early Years ... Dodgers Baseball Club in Cairns and Brett's 'Strike Out King Award' ... 4CA and WIN Television Sportsperson of the Year ... 1995 Cairns Post Junior Sportstar of the Year ... Brett playing in the Brisbane Baseball League ... The 1995 and 1996 Brisbane Bandits and Brett's 'Rookie of the Year Award' ... The "AA" Championships in Brazil ... The 1998 and 1999 Kane County Cougars and Sharon and Tanya's trips to the USA ... plus a few others
One day they will all be complete ... and all the highlights and achievements will be added to this page

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Videos

Number 01 A great shot of Brett swinging the bat
   
Number 02 An eight minute interview with Brett while he was playing for the 2006 Altoona Curve
   
Number 03 Thirty-nine (yes, 39 !!) of Brett's plate appearances on video while he was playing for the 2006 Altoona Curve
Singles .. Doubles .. Home runs .. RBI's .. All Star Game
   
Number 04 Dozens of Brett's plate appearances on both video and game commentary audio while he was playing for the 2007 Altoona Curve
   
Number 05 Here we have links to two-hundred-and-thirty-four (that's right, 234 !!) videos of Brett ... they are from 1991 right through to 2009

Australia

The Cairns Baseball League - Juniors

Number 01 The Early Years - starting with TBall in 1986 at seven years of age
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

Junior Baseball Tournaments

Number 01 Cairns, North Queensland, and Queensland Representative Teams
Details of all Tournaments in the Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18 Divisions
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

The Cairns Baseball League - Seniors

Number 01 1993 to 2000 - Playing for Dodgers Baseball Club
Invited to throw the Ceremonial First Pitch before the 2000 Season Grand Final
Also includes the introduction of "The Brett Roneberg Shield" in 2000
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos
   
Number 02 2000 - Invitational Game with the Playpen Cubs Baseball Club
   
Number 03 2002 - Playing for Playpen Cubs Baseball Club
Most Valuable Player of the Cairns Baseball League Finals Series
Playing for Cairns against Townsville in the Inter-City Cup Challenge
   
Number 04 2003 - Playing for Playpen Cubs Baseball Club
   
Number 05 2004 - Playing for Shogun/Heat Baseball Club
Umpiring the Cairns Baseball League Finals
The Cairns Baseball League Presentation Night - and Brett received an Award
   
Number 06 2009 - "Brett back to where all his baseball began"
Playing for Shogun-Heat Baseball Club
Includes the 2009 Barrier Reef Tournament
Won the Pitching 'ERA' Award
   
Number 07 2011 - Playing for Stingers Baseball Club
** Won the Premiership **
Featured on the Season Opening Flyer
Won the 'A' Grade Batting Award along with the Player of the Finals Award
Selected into the 2011 CBL All Star Team
   
Number 08 2012 - Playing for Breakthrough Bandits Baseball Club
** Won the Premiership **
Participated in a 'Charity Softball Game' which was part of The Tomodachi Invitational Baseball Day
"Glory of the Games" - an article on the London Olympics being held during July and August 2012
Brett hit five Home Runs during the five game Finals Series - including a Grand Slam in the final game
Won the 'A' Grade Batting Award along with the Player of the Finals Award
   
Number 09 2013 - Playing for Breakthrough Bandits Baseball Club
** Lost the Grand Final Series ... Two games to One ... Heat Baseball Club **
Tanya Roneberg Memorial Award - "Volunteer of the Year"
Brett won the 'A' Grade Batting Award for the third year in a row !!
   
Number 10 2014 - Playing for Cairns Bandits Baseball Club
** Lost the Grand Final Series ... Two games to Nil ... Heat Baseball Club **
Tanya Roneberg Memorial Award - "Volunteer of the Year"
Includes the 2014 Barrier Reef Tournament
Played only seven games - missed three due to working in Darwin and seven due to hernia operation
Was not able to play in the Grand Final Series
   
Number 11 2015 - Playing for Cairns Bandits Baseball Club
** Won the Grand Final Series ... Two games to Nil ... Cubs Baseball Club **
Inducted into the Queensland Baseball Hall-Of-Fame
Presented the Silver Medals at the National Under 25 Tournament held in Cairns
Season started on Friday 1st May 2015 - played his first game on Friday 21st August 2015 - hand injury
   
Number 12 2016 - Playing for Cairns Bandits Baseball Club
** Won the Grand Final Series ... Two games to Nil ... Reds Baseball Club **
Season started on Friday 6th May 2016 - played his first game on Sunday 5th June 2016

The Brisbane Baseball League - Juniors and Seniors

Number 01 1995 to 1996 - Playing for Pine Rivers Rapids Baseball Club
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

Baseball Queensland Incorporated

Number 01 2015 - Inducted into the "Hall of Fame"

The Darwin Baseball League - Seniors

Number 01 2013 - Playing for Palmerston Reds Baseball Club

The Australian Baseball League - The Brisbane Bandits

NOTE - these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

Number 01 1995 - Signed with the Brisbane Bandits Baseball Club - Queensland Australia
   
Number 02 1995 / 1996 Season - First Season - First Game - First Hit
   
Number 03 1995 / 1996 Season - First Home Run
   
Number 04 1995 / 1996 Season - Playing in the Semi Finals
   
Number 05 1995 / 1996 Season - Australian Baseball League Semi Finals - Games One and Two
   
Number 06 1995 / 1996 Season - Selected as the "Rookie of the Year"
   
Number 07 1996 / 1997 Season - Second Season
   
Number 08 1997 / 1998 Season - Third Season - Brett is featured on the Promotional Poster

Australian Baseball Federation - The Claxton Shield

2002 Did not play due to early return to the United States
   
2003 Featured on the promotional poster
Did not play due to early return to the United States
   
2004 Helms Award Winner for the "Player of the Series"
   
2005 Did not play due to shoulder surgery
   
2006  
   
2007 Includes details on the wrist injury
   
2008 Week Four "Player of the Round" - and also nominated for the Helms Award
Includes details on the ankle injury
   
2009 Featured on the promotional poster
Selected as a member of the Baseball Queensland 75th Anniversary Diamond All Star Claxton Shield Team
Includes details on Brett's retirement from Queensland Baseball

Representing Australia

Number 01 1994 - The Youth World Friendship Series - Adelaide South Australia
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos
     
Number 02   1995 - The World "AA" Baseball Championships - Brazil
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos
     
Number 03 1999 - The Intercontinental Cup - Gold Coast Queensland
     
Number 04 2000 - The Sydney 2000 Olympics - "an awesome experience !!"
     
Number 05 2001 - The International Baseball League Australia - Queensland
Inaugral season
     
Number 06 2001 - The Baseball World Cup - Taiwan
     
Number 07 2004 - The Oceania and Africana Olympic Qualifiers
     
Number 08a 2004 - The Athens 2004 Olympics - "Silver Medal !!"
Number 08b 2004 - The Athens 2004 Olympics - "Athens Olympic Site in ruins ten years on from Games"
Number 08c 2004 - The Athens 2004 Olympics - "REUNION - Saturday 28th February 2015"
     
Number 09 2005 - The Baseball World Cup - Holland
     
Number 10 2006 - Baseball Challenge v Chinese Taipei and Japan - Victoria and Western Australia
     
Number 11 2006 - The World Baseball Classic - Florida United States
     
Number 12 2006 - The Intercontinental Cup - Taichung Chinese Taipei
Did not play - competing in Venezuela
     
Number 13 2007 - The Baseball World Cup - Taiwan
     
Number 14 2007 - Australia v Japan Exhibition Games - Fukuoka Japan
     
Number 15 2008 - Australia v Canada Exhibition Games - Queensland Australia
     
Number 16 2008 - Olympic Qualifying Tournament - Taiwan
     
Number 17 2008 - The Beijing Olympics .......... Australia did not Qualify
     
Number 18 2009 - The World Baseball Classic - Mexico
Includes Exhibition Games against Taiwan, Japan, and MLB Spring Training Teams
Updated on Saturday 23rd February 2013
Interview ... "Brett Roneberg chats about the 2009 World Baseball Classic"
     
Number 19a 2012 - The London Olympics .......... Baseball is Not Included
Number 19b 2012 - The London Olympics - "Glory of the Games" - this article was published in The Cairns Post on Saturday 14th July 2012, just a few days before the Olympics got underway and it looks at all the past Olympians from the Cairns area ... and this naturally includes Brett who participated in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, where the Australian Baseball Team won a Silver Medal !! - there is a short interview with Brett along with a great photo

Cairns, Queensland and Australian Baseball
and which is not included in any of the above sections

Number 01 2001 / 2002 USA Off Season
The Australian Baseball League and The Claxton Shield
Home run over 400 feet - updated by a +420 footer in January 2008
A Personalised Bat
Back to the USA for the Minor League Season
   
Number 02 2003 - The Brisbane "Festival of Baseball"
   
Number 03 2005 - Hitting Coordinator with the Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program
   
Number 04 2005 - Queensland Claxton Shield Team v Japanese Kanagawa Industrial Team
   
Number 05 2007 / 2008 USA Off Season
Newspaper articles and photos
Television news and video reports
Inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame - Flintoff and Dunn Australia
2008 USA Minor League season - Contracts
2008 USA Independent Baseball
Olympic Qualifying Tournament for The Beijing Olympics
International Baseball Federation - "I am Baseball" Campaign
Ankle Injury
   
Number 06 During 2008
Newspaper articles and photos
Dual baseball Olympian eyes National Selection
The Baseball Hall of Fame - Flintoff and Dunn Australia - updated information
Brett at training - eight videos
Assisting two Cairns based Queensland Under 16 players
   
Number 07 During 2009
The Baseball Hall of Fame - Flintoff and Dunn Australia - updated information
   
Number 08a #01 - April 2010
Book - "The American Dream : From Perth to Sacramento" and this was written by Nicholas Henning
Details on the book plus correspondence with the author - including his 'top secret' future project !!
The page also includes photos of Brett with the above book
#02 - August 2010
Book - "Boomerang Baseball" and this was also written by Nicholas Henning
Details on the book plus correspondence with the author
The page includes the 'Acknowledgements' in which Geoff is mentioned
Number 08b #03 - June 2013
Interview - "Q&A with Brett Roneberg"
A short interview with Nicholas Henning as Brett discusses a few aspects of his baseball career
Number 08c #04 - December 2014
Book - "Aussie Baseball Musings" and this was also written by Nicholas Henning
Details on the book including copies of pages plus correspondence with the author and Facebook Comments
   
Number 09 April 2010
Queensland Schoolboys State Baseball Championships - held in Cairns from 15th to 18th April 2010
Brett and Cameron Cairncross presented the Medals and Awards - the page includes twenty-four photos
   
Number 10 August 2010
Fundraising during The Barrier Reef Tournament - held in Cairns from 30th July to 1st August 2010
Brett donated a 'truckload' of his Baseball Memorabilia - the page includes the reason for the fundraising, the amount raised along with thirteen photos
   
Number 11 August 2010
Australian Baseball League Almanac - this yearly book is published by Flintoff and Dunn Australia - Brett has collected all thirteen editions and these have detailed information on his career over that time - the page includes a note to Peter Flintoff, the content of each edition, along with a number of photos

United States of America

1996 - Signed his first Contract - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 1996 - Signed with the Florida Marlins

1996 and 1997 MiLB Seasons - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 The Melbourne Marlins - "Rookie" League
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

1998 MiLB Season - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 The Kane County Cougars - "Low A" League
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

1999 MiLB Season - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 The Kane County Cougars - "Low A" League
these albumns are not yet finished - still scanning and adding information and photos

2000 MiLB Season - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 The Brevard County Manatees - "High A" League

2001 MiLB Season - The Florida Marlins

Number 01 The Brevard County Manatees - "High A" League
   
Number 02 Promoted to "AA"
   
Number 03 The Portland Sea Dogs - "AA" League
   
Number 04 Instructional League at the completion of the regular season

2002 MiLB Season - The Florida Marlins and The Montreal Expos

Number 01 Spring Training - and includes details on a hand injury
   
Number 02 The Portland Sea Dogs - "AA" League
   
Number 03 The Jupiter Hammerheads - "A" League - rehabilitation games following the hand injury
   
Number 04 Promoted to the Calgary Cannons - "AAA" League
   
Number 05 Traded to the Montreal Expos
The Harrisburg Senators - "AA" League

2003 MiLB Season - The Pittsburgh Pirates

Number 01 Listed as a Free Agent
   
Number 02 Signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates
   
Number 03 Final preparations at Pirate City and Spring Training
   
Number 04 The Altoona Curve - "AA" League

2004 MiLB Season - The Boston Red Sox

Number 01 Listed as a Free Agent
   
Number 02 Signed a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox
   
Number 03 Off season News and Spring Training
   
Number 04 The Portland Sea Dogs - "AA" League

2005 MiLB Season - The Boston Red Sox ... but released following shoulder surgery

Number 01 Listed as a Free Agent
Re-signed a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox
   
  RELEASED
Refer to the "Injuries" section below

2006 MiLB Season - The Pittsburgh Pirates

Number 01 Signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Congratulations - Spring Training - Newspaper Articles - "Unofficial" Comments on Brett
   
Number 02 The Altoona Curve - "AA" League

2007 MiLB Season - The Pittsburgh Pirates

Number 01 Listed as a Free Agent
Re-signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates
   
Number 02 Off season News and all Spring Training details
   
Number 03 The Altoona Curve - "AA" League

Venezuela Winter League

2004 Season Leones del Caracas Baseball Club
   
2006 Season Pastora de Los Llanos Baseball Club

INJURIES

All Injuries Click on this link and scroll down to see detailed reports on Brett's injuries and these include ...
---------------------------------------------1998 ... back
---------------------------------------------2002 ... hand
---------------------------------------------2004 ... shoulder followed by surgery
---------------------------------------------2006 ... back
---------------------------------------------2006 ... ankle
---------------------------------------------2006 ... a stay in a Venezuelan hospital
---------------------------------------------2007 ... wrist
---------------------------------------------2007 ... wrist again
---------------------------------------------2008 ... ankle
---------------------------------------------2009 ... thumb

Brett's MiLB Career Statistics

Number 01 1996 Season to 2005 Season - includes all statistical information plus ...
------------a link to all statistics for the 2006 Season
------------details Brett's games with Major League teams during Spring Training
------------a complete summary of Brett's Minor League career to date
------------details on his "1000th" career hit
   
Number 02 This page was created on Tuesday 26th February 2008
------------1996 Season to 2007 Season - includes all statistical information
------------batting, fielding and Major League Spring Training games

Page was updated on Friday 23rd September 2016 and now includes ...
------------all statistics for Brett's MiLB Career
------------details the games he had with Major League teams during Spring Training
------------a complete summary of his Minor League Career ... and it is Terrific To Read !!

Baseball Cards / Games / Books

Number 01 The Brisbane Bandits card
   
Number 02 1998 to 2007 - USA Minor League Team cards
   
Number 03 2002 - Topps and Bowman cards
   
Number 04 2006 - World Baseball Classic card
   
Number 05 Baseball Card Display Unit
   
Number 06 International Baseball Federation - "I am Baseball" Campaign - Postcard featuring Brett
   
Number 07 Book
International Baseball Federation - "I am Baseball" Campaign - "Passion" - Booklet featuring Brett
   
Number 08 Card and Arcade Game
Japanese Baseball Trading Card - Konami Baseball Heroes 2009 - World Baseball Classic '09 Series
   
Number 09 PlayStation 3 Game
Professional Baseball Spirits 6 - World Baseball Classic '09 Series
   
SUMMARY PAGE DETAILS ... INFORMATION ... CURRENT HOLDINGS

Awards / Special Occasions

Number 01 1993 - Finalist - 4CA and WIN Television 1992 Sportsperson of the Year
1995 - Winner - 4CA and WIN Television 1994 Sportsperson of the Year
   
Number 02 1996 - Winner - The Cairns Post 1995 Junior Sportstar of the Year Award
   
Number 03 1996 - A segment on the "Brisbane Extra" television show
   
Number 04 1996 - Finalist - Coca Cola and Channel Seven Junior Sportstar Award
   
Number 05 2001 - Winner - Australia Day Senior Sports Award
   
Number 06 2001 - Finalist - The Cairns Post 2000 Senior Sportstar of the Year Award
   
Number 07 2015 - Inducted into the Queensland Baseball "Hall of Fame"

"Memorabilia Room"

Number 01 Started during June 2011, this is an ongoing project - and the end result is going to be ... FANTASTIC !!

Baseball Links

Number 01 Australian and USA baseball links - includes all the Minor League teams Brett has played during his career
page requires updating

Other Information

Number 01 The Renner Family - Illinois
   
Number 02 The Prosser Family - Florida
page updated on Tuesday 9th February 2016

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