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White Plains Native, Stepinac Grad Is Candidate For Brewers' GM Job

White Plains native Ray Montgomery is a candidate to become the next general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.
White Plains native Ray Montgomery is a candidate to become the next general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Archbishop Stepinac grad and White Plains native Ray Montgomery is one of the candidates to become the next general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, according to several reports.

Montgomery, 46, began his sports administration career as an area scout for the Brewers in 2010. He left to join the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 as their scouting director, and returned to the Brewers in 2014 as their scouting director.

Bob Melvin stepped down Tuesday as general manager of the Brewers. He held the position since 2002. Montgomery interviewed for the GM vacancy in San Diego last year but was not hired.

"I very much like what [Montgomery] has done so far," Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said in an interview on SI.com . "Absolutely, we are casting a wide net here, including internal candidates. We don't want to create any issues by saying it could be this person or that person. We will be looking at internal candidates, we will look across baseball, and I even have a couple of candidates from outside of baseball.”

Montgomery, an outfielder, played at Fordham University and was a 13th round draft pick by Houston in the 1990 draft. He eventually reached the major leagues in 1996 with the club. He played in 47 games, and hit a two-run walk-off home run against San Diego’s Ron Villone for the only roundtripper of his career. Montgomery was born in Bronxville.

Brian Sweeney is the only other player from Stepinac to reach the majors. Sweeney, a pitcher, appeared in 73 games and compiled a 4-2 record over four seasons with San Diego and Seattle. He last appeared in a game in 2010. Ralph Russo, another Stepinac grad, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the Major League draft in 1974.

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