MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Begins his ninth season in the White Sox organization and his fifth as third base coach. ... Managed three seasons in the Sox minor-league system, compiling a .531 (223-197) winning percentage … worked at Class AAA Charlotte in 2011 and Class A Winston-Salem in 2009-10 … was named Carolina League Manager of the Year in both of his seasons at Winston-Salem, guiding the Dash to a pair of postseason berths. ... Also managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the 2011 Arizona Fall League … served as hitting coach at Charlotte in 2008.
PLAYING CAREER: Played professionally for 16 seasons, including nine in the Major Leagues with St. Louis (1998-99), New York-NL (2000-04), Kansas City (2005) and Houston (2006)...Hit .251 (443-1,767) with 25 home runs and 158 RBIs in 754 Major League games...Finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 1999, batting .275 with 28 doubles, nine home runs and 44 RBIs in 152 games with the Cardinals...Appeared in 11 games with the Mets during the 2000 Postseason as the club reached the World Series...Hit .283 (80-283) with eight homers and 30 RBIs with the Mets in 2001...Was a teammate of White Sox manager Robin Ventura with New York in 2000-01.
MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL: Has three children: Joseph, Grace and Ashlyn...Was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame in New York City on 5/7/13, along with former Major Leaguer Rusty Staub, former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, Hall of Fame baseball writer Bill Madden and sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy...Attended County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2001...Is a 1990 graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, Pa...Participated in Baseball 101 with then-Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell in 2005, which raised $20,000 for the Down's Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.