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Wayne Kirby #24

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Full Name:
Wayne Kirby
Uniform #:
24

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER

Kirby enters his fourth season as the Orioles' first base coach...Spent five seasons (2006-10) with the Texas Rangers as the organization's Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator...Kirby was a member of the Cleveland Indians' player development staff in the four years (2002-05) before joining Texas...He began his coaching career in 2002 as a coach for Single-A Lake County, then was a coach for Single-A Kinston in 2004...Kirby spent 2005 as Hitting Coach for Double-A Akron before joining Texas in 2006.

PLAYING CAREER

Was a 13th round selection of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1983 amateur draft, playing professionally for 18 seasons... Spent six seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1991-96), batting .256 with 13 home runs and 104 RBI in 379 games... Was claimed on waivers by the Dodgers on June 24, 1996 and batted .245 in 111 games with L.A. through 1997...Batted .200 in 15 Postseason at-bats for American League pennant winner Cleveland in 1995 and NL in 1996...Led American League outfielders with 19 assists in 1993 (13 in right field, four in center field and two in left field)...Recorded his first Major League hit September 17, 1991 with an RBI double off Detroit's Walt Terrell that plated Jim Thome at Cleveland Stadium...Hit his first Major League home run on September 15, 1992 off Duane Ward at SkyDome in Toronto...Had the game-winning hit in the 11th inning in the first game at Jacobs Field, April 4, 1994 vs. Seattle.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS

Wayne and his wife, Cara, reside in Las Vegas, Nevada with their daughters, Caylee and Cabria and their son, Caden...Younger brother, Terry, played 10 seasons in the NFL (1993-2002) for Miami, San Francisco, Cleveland and Oakland.

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