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Alan Embree Joins Bend Elks Coaching Staff

November 8, 2012 - West Coast League (WCL) - Bend Elks News Release

Bend, OR November 8, 2012 - The Bend Elks are thrilled to announce former major league baseball pitcher and Bend resident Alan Embree has joined its coaching staff for the 2013 season. Alan will work with head coach Joe Dominak and Scott Anderson as the Bench Coach for the Bend Elks during the 2013 season.

Embree, born in The Dalles, Oregon recorded 39 career wins and 45 losses with an ERA of 4.39. He has 693 career strikeouts while walking 293.

Alan was drafted in the 5th round of the MLB draft in 1989 by Cleveland, he pitched in the majors with the Indians (1992-1996), Atlanta Braves (1997-1998), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), San Francisco Giants (1999-2001), Chicago White Sox (2001), San Diego Padres (2002 & 2006), Boston Red Sox (2002-2005), New York Yankees (2005), Oakland Athletics (2007-2008) and Colorado Rockies 2009. He was primarily used as a left-handed specialist.

He holds the longest streak since 1957 (and possibly the longest ever) for most consecutive outings without allowing an extra-base hit, which he set at 47 games. Dmitri Young broke the streak with a double on May 11, 1998.

In 2004, Embree recorded the final out for Boston against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series and Embree received his World Series Championship ring on Opening Day, 2005.

In 2007, Embree recorded a career best 17 saves while a member of the Oakland A's.

Alan lives in Bend with wife Melanie and their children, Ace and Andy. Mrs. Embree recently opened Momentum Physical Therapy which is domiciled at the Bend Fieldhouse, Vince Genna Stadium.

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