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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Hale was named the seventh D-backs manager on October 13…this is his first Major League managerial post…2015 season will be his 29th in professional baseball and 17th in a managerial/coaching capacity…had a 12-year playing career highlighted by seven seasons in the Majors with the Minnesota Twins (1989-90, 1993-96) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997)…previously spent 10 seasons in the D-backs organization from 2000-09, including the final 3 seasons as the D-backs Third Base & Infield Coach from 2007-09 under Bob Melvin…in his eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams won three division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and earned a Wild Card berth (2014)…managed a trio of D-backs affiliates over six seasons from 2000-02, 2004-06 and compiled a combined .562 winning percentage…in 2006, won Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year honors after leading Tucson Sidewinders to Triple-A and PCL championships with a franchise-record 92-53 regular-season record and a 7-1 postseason mark…played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 1984-87 where he helped lead the Wildcats to the 1986 NCAA College World Series.

MANAGERIAL CAREER

• Named the seventh D-backs manager on October 13, 2014…this is his first Major League managerial post. 

• Managed a trio of D-backs affiliates over six seasons from 2000-02, 2004-06 and compiled a combined .562 winning percentage (392-305) with Rookie Advanced Missoula Osprey (2000-01), Double-A El Paso Diablos (2002) and the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders (2004-06).

• 2006: Sidewinders won the Triple-A and Pacific Coast League championships after compiling a franchise-record 92-53 regular-season record and a 7-1 postseason mark, leading to PCL Manager of the Year honors. 

• 2002: Led the Diablos to a league-best 76-62 record. 

• 2001: Named the Pioneer League and Baseball America Rookie-Level Manager of the Year after his team won the Northern Division's second-half championship.

• 2000: Osprey boasted the league's best overall record at 44-32.

COACHING CAREER

• In his eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams won three division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and earned a Wild Card berth (2014). 

• 2012-14: Oakland A's Bench Coach, where he was reunited with Melvin. 

• 2010-11: New York Mets' Third Base & Infield Coach 

• 2007-09: D-backs Third Base & Infield Coach under Bob Melvin…for the opening month of the 2006 season, he filled in as Third Base Coach for Carlos Tosca, who was sidelined by a broken bone in his foot.

• 1999: Served as auxiliary coach for Tucson-based USA Baseball's US National Team and the US Intercontinental Cup teams. 

PLAYING CAREER

• Played parts of 7 seasons with the Minnesota Twins (1989-90, 1993-96) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997)

• Hit .277 (159-for-575) with 27 doubles, one triple, seven homers and 78 RBI in 333 career games.

• Saw action at first base, second base, third base, shortstop and right field as well as designated hitter.

• In 10 minor league seasons, he posted a career .277 average.

• 1987: Won the Midwest League batting title with a .345 average for Single-A Kenosha. 

COLLEGE CAREER

• Played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 1984-87.

• Helped lead the Wildcats to the 1986 NCAA College World Series.

• He set Arizona records for career hits and walks as well as started every game of his collegiate career, a record he owned until 2001. 

PERSONAL

• Married to Judith, and they have three children, Jack, Edward and Sabrina. 

HALE'S MANAGERIAL & COACHING CAREER

Season(s)

Role

Team

Notes 

2000-01

Manager

Missoula Osprey (Rookie Advanced)

2001 Pioneer League Second-Half Champion

2002

Manager

El Paso Diablos (Double-A)

 

2003

Infield Coordinator

Arizona Diamondbacks

 

2004-06

Manager

Tucson Sidewinders (Triple-A)

2006 Pacific Coast League & Triple-A Champions

2007-09

Third Base/Infield Coach

Arizona Diamondbacks

2007 NL West Champions

2010-11

Third Base/Infield Coach

New York Mets

 

2012-14

Bench Coach

Oakland A's

2012 and 2013 AL West Champions

 

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