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Jim Riggleman #50

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Full Name:
Jim Riggleman
Uniform #:
50

Coaching Career:

Named the Mets bench coach on November 26, 2018...The 2019 season will be his 46th in pro baseball...Has spent all or part of 13 seasons managing at the major league level...Was named interim manager of the Cincinnati Reds on April 19, 2018...After taking over as manager of a club that started the season 3-15, Riggleman led the Reds to a 64-80 record...Spent the 2012-2018 seasons with Cincinnati, beginning as a minor league manager at Pensacola (AA) before serving as the skipper for Louisville (AAA) from 2013-2014...Was the Reds third base coach in 2015 and was the bench coach for the 2016-2018 seasons before being named interim manager...Joined the Washington Nationals as their bench coach in 2009... Was named interim manager on July 13, 2009 and remained the club's manager until the 2011 season...Began the 2008 season as Seattle's bench coach...Was named the Mariners' interim manager on June 19, 2008...Was the Minor League Field Coordinator for the Cardinals' system from 2005-2007...Also served a stint as the club's farm director...With the Dodgers, served as Jim Tracy's bench coach for four seasons (2001-2004)...Coached third base for the Cleveland Indians in 2000...Was on Felipe Alou's National League coaching staff for the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas and on Bruce Bochy's NL staff for the 1999 All-Star Game in Boston...Was the manager of the Chicago Cubs from 1995-1999...In 1998, led the Cubs to a wild card berth, managing the team to its first postseason since 1989...Managed at Las Vegas, the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, from 1991- 1992...Skippered the final 12 games of the 1992 season for the Padres in the majors...Retained that role for the 1993 and 1994 seasons...Was the Cardinals' Major League first base coach from 1989-1990...Managed for seven seasons in the Cardinals minor league system, spending three years with Single-A St. Petersburg (1982-1984) and four seasons with Double-A Arkansas (1985-1988)..Began his coaching career with Arkansas (AA) of the Texas League in 1981.

Playing Career:

Was selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the June 1974 Amateur Draft...Played 8 minor league seasons as both an infielder and outfielder...Was a Texas League All-Star in 1980...Batted .268 with 76 home runs in 774 minor league games.

Background:

Jim Riggleman graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland...Attended Frostburg State University, located about 140 miles from Washington, D.C, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education...Is enshrined in Frostburg State's Athletic Hall of Fame...Has a son, Jon, and granddaughter, Lily.

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