Justin Huber

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Career Highlights

  • Attended Beaconhills College from 1995 to 2000 (Years 7-12)
  • Played in five national under-age baseball championships during his secondary school years
  • Was selected in the Australian U18 baseball team for the World Titles in Taiwan in 1999
  • Was elected Rich House Captain and a College Prefect in 2000
  • Signed to the New York Mets in 2001 for five years as a catcher and batter
  • Played in the baseball ‘farm leagues’ 2001-2004
  • Was selected on three occasions – in 2002, 2003 and 2004 – to play in the annual ‘All-Star Futures’ game for the top 50 players of the 5,000 playing Minor League baseball – awarded MVP in 2005 game
  • Selected for the Australian baseball team for the 2004 Athens Olympics but was injured in his final game in the USA before the Olympics and missed out on their silver medal
  • Transferred to the Kansas City Royals in 2004 as a first baseman after a major knee injury
  • Named Kansas City’s Minor League Player of the Year and selected in ‘Baseball America’s’ Minor League All-Star team in 2004
  • Played his first major league baseball game on June 19 2005 for the Kansas City Royals to become the 20th Australian to play in the major league
  • Went to Taiwan in November 2007 to play in the World Baseball Championships for Australia
  • By the end of the 2007 season, Justin had played 38 Major League games for the Kansas City Royals
  • In 2008 he transferred to the San Diego Padres as a permanent major league player.