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• Was named the Mets hitting coach on October 23, 2014.

• The Mets hit a franchise-record 218 home runs in 2016 in Long's second season as hitting coach.

• Served as the Yankees hitting coach from 2007-2014.

• The Yankees led the majors in runs scored in three of his seven years with the club.

• During his time in the Bronx, the Yankees led the majors in home runs (1,437), RBI (5,627) and ranked second in runs scored (5,852).

• From 2004-2006, he was the hitting coach for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers of the International League.

• Before joining the Yankees organization, he was the hitting coach for Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League from 2002-2003 and Wichita (AA) of the Texas League from 2000-2001.

• Named the Northwest League's (A) Co-Manager of the Year after leading the Spokane Indians to the league title in 1999.

• Made his professional coaching debut at Wilmington (A) of the Carolina League in 1997.Was originally selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 1989 Free-Agent Player Draft…Played in the Kansas City farm system for eight years from 1989-1996 as an outfielder.

• Led Eugene (A) of the Northwest League in almost every offensive category in 1989.

• Named a second-team All-American and first team All-Pac 10 in 1989 at the University of Arizona.

• Was a three-year letter winner at Arizona.

• Graduated with the school record for extra-base hits in a game (five) and ranked in the Top 10 in several single-season categories.

• Authored a guide to hitting, "Cage Rat," which was published in 2011.

• Resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Marcey, daughter Britney and sons Tracy and Jaron… Jaron pitched for Ohio State University and was signed by the Yankees to a minor league contract in 2013...Is now a member of the Washington Nationals organization. 

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