MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 years
CAREER: Was promoted to the Major League staff for the 2011 season...was assigned to the 2013 A.L. Wild Card Game between Tampa Bay and Cleveland...was the right field umpire in the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City...collected 730 days of service in the Major Leagues as a call-up umpire in his career before joining the Major League staff...has worked Major League Spring Training since 2001...has been called up to the Majors each year since 2001...first Major League game was May 7, 2001 (White Sox at Rangers), when Brian was at third base...Brian was a Minor League Baseball umpire from 1995-2010, most recently in the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) from 2000-2010...previously umpired in the Pioneer League (1995), Midwest League (1996), Florida State League (1997) and Southern League (1998-99)...worked the Tokyo round of the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006...was behind the plate for Jon Lester's May 19, 2008 no-hitter at Fenway Park.
PERSONAL: Born in October 1974 in Montana...resides in northern California...Brian is a 1993 graduate of Capital High School in Helena, MT...attended William Jewel College in Missouri before enrolling in the Brinkman-Froemming Umpire School in 1995...is the proud brother of Staff Sgt. Kevin Knight (USMC), who has done five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan...hobbies include golf, playing the guitar and prospecting the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.