Hale is in his second season as manager of the D-backs and 12th with the organization (also: 2000-09)...Led Arizona to a 15-win improvement in 2015 after going 79-83 in his rookie campaign...79 wins were the second most by a D-backs manager in their first 162 games, trailing Bob Brenly (92 in 2001)...Posted a 405-317 record (.561) in six seasons as manager in the D-backs' farm system...named the 2006 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year after guiding Triple-A Tuscon to a Triple-A and PCL title...Is a 1987 graduate of the University of Arizona and was a member of the 1986 NCAA championship team.
Is in his second season as D-backs manager and 12th with the organization (also: 2000-09)...Is in his 18th season in a managerial or coaching capacity... named the club's seventh manager on Oct. 13, 2014...Led Arizona to a 15-win improvement in 2015 after going 79-83 in his rookie campaign, the third-largest improvement in the NL...the 79 wins were the second most by an Arizona manager in their first 162 games, trailing only Bob Brenly's 92 in 2001...Combined to post a 405-317 record (.561) in six seasons as manager in the D-backs' organization with Advanced Rookie Missoula (2000-01), Double-A El Paso (2002) and Triple-A Tucson (2004-06)...served as the D-backs' Minor League infield coordinator in 2003...His 233 wins and .540 winning percentage with Tucson are franchise records...Guided the 2006 Sidewinders to a Triple-A and Pacific Coast League championship after compiling a franchise-record 91-53 regular-season record and a 7-1 postseason mark, leading to PCL Manager of the Year honors...Won the 2002 Texas League title, going 76-62 with the Diablos...Named by Baseball America as the 2001 Rookie-level and Pioneer League Manager of the Year with Missoula, guiding the Osprey to the North Division second-half crown.
In eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams went to postseason four times, winning three division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and making one Wild Card berth (2014) and 1 LCS appearance (2007)...Prior to being named Arizona's manager, spent three seasons (2012-14) as Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland...also worked as the Mets' third base/infield coach in 2010-11...Totaled 10 seasons in his first stint in the D-backs' organization (2000-09), including the final three as Arizona's third base & infield coach under Melvin...also filled in as third base coach for Carlos Tosca in April 2006 while he recovered from a broken foot...Served with Glenn Sherlock (current bench coach) on Melvin's coaching staff in 2009...Was an auxiliary coach with USA Baseball in 1999, working with both the National and Intercontinental Cup teams.
Played in 333 games over seven Major League seasons with the Twins (1989-90, '93-96) and Dodgers ('97) and hit .277 with seven home runs and 78 RBI...appeared at all four infield positions along with right field...Made his Major League debut on Aug. 27, 1989 vs. Mariners and went 1-for-5 (single off Scott Bankhead)...hit his first home run on June 19, 1993 @ Yankees (off Scott Kamieniecki)...Hit .277 in 10 Minor League seasons in the Twins (1987-93, '95), Dodgers (1997) and Cardinals' (1998) organizations...won the 1987 Midwest League batting title, hitting .345 for Class A Kenosha... Selected by Minnesota in the 17th round of the 1987 draft.
Walter William (Chip) Hale III...Married to Judith...has 3 children: Jack, Edward and Sabrina...Is a 1987 graduate of the University of Arizona... started every game of his collegiate career for the Wildcats, setting a record that would not be matched until 2001...was a member of the 1986 NCAA championship team...Earned Academic All-American honors as a senior in 1987...Graduated in 1983 from Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif.