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COACHING CAREER: Walt Weiss enters his fourth season as manager of the Colorado Rockies … his overall managerial record is 208-278 (.428) entering the 2016 season … the 2015 Rockies went 68-94 (.420) in Weiss' third season as manager, a two-win improvement from 2014 (66-96) … in his first campaign of 2013, Weiss directed the Rockies to a 10-win improvement over the previous year, ultimately leading the club to a 74-88 record … Weiss recorded his first win as manager in the Rockies' second game of the season on April 2, 2013 at Milwaukee … Weiss' first home win came in the Rockies home-opener on April 5, 2013 vs. San Diego … Weiss led the Rockies to an eight-game winning streak April 12-20, 2013, tied for fifth-longest win streak in club history … Weiss was named the sixth manager of the Colorado Rockies on Nov. 7, 2012, replacing Jim Tracy (Tracy held the position from May 29, 2009 - Oct. 7, 2012) … Weiss' hiring as manager marks a return to the Rockies clubhouse for his third stint with the club, as he played four seasons for Colorado (1994-97) and was a special assistant to the general manager for the Rockies for seven seasons (2002-08) … as special assistant, Weiss dressed for each home game and assisted then-Manager Clint Hurdle, including spending time in the Rockies' player development system … following his stint as special assistant, Weiss was an assistant coach (2009-11) and head coach (2012) at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo. … as head coach, he led Regis to a 20-6 record and the Class-5A semi-finals … Weiss was also an assistant football coach at Regis for three seasons.

PLAYING CAREER: Weiss played in parts of 14 seasons with Oakland (1987-1992), Florida (1993), Colorado (1994-97) and Atlanta (1998-2000) … he compiled a career batting line of: .258 batting average (1,207- for-4,686), 623 runs, 182 doubles, 31 triples, 25 home runs, 386 RBI, 658 walks and 658 strikeouts in 1,495 games … Weiss was a member of four World Series teams, including the 1989 World Champion Oakland A's … he was the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year and a 1998 All-Star … Weiss played in 46 career postseason games, including 12 World Series games … he was a key member of the Rockies' 1995 Wild Card team, batting .300 during the final month of the season … in 1996 with the Rockies, he set career-high marks in batting average (.282), runs (89), hits (146), home runs (eight), RBI (48) and at-bats (624) … Weiss played for four managers with deep roots in the game of baseball: Tony LaRussa in Oakland, Rene Lachemann in Florida, Don Baylor in Colorado and Bobby Cox in Atlanta … both LaRussa and Cox were members of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Class … that Hall of Fame class also included Weiss' Atlanta teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.

PERSONAL: Walter William Weiss … he and his wife, Terri, have four sons, Blake, Brody, Bo and Brock and reside in Castle Rock, Colo. … Brody, who was selected by the Rockies in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, is enrolled at Riverside Community College and a member of the RCC Baseball team while Bo recently signed to play baseball at Weiss' alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 2016 … Weiss was originally drafted by Baltimore in the 10th round of the 1982 First-Year Player Draft but chose to attend UNC … the former shortstop was then selected by Oakland with the 11th overall selection in the 1985 First-Year Player Draft … Weiss is active in both the Colorado community and the New York area where he was raised … the baseball field at his alma matter, Suffern High School, is named after him.

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