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> Highly regarded baseball man has spent the past 28 years in the Giants organization, with 26 seasons in coaching ranks and the last 18 campaigns on the Major League staff.

> Is one of only five individuals since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining Larry Jansen (12 years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986-96), current pitching coach Dave Righetti (16 years, 2000-present) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71).

> Invaluable asset has served as the Giants bench coach, while also handling infield defense.

> Was manager in SF's farm system for seven years (1991-97).

> Was twice named Manager of the Year, while posting overall 554-412 record (.574) in the minors.

> His teams finished above .500 mark and made the playoffs in six of his seven years as skipper.

> Was a member of the coaching staff that traveled to Taiwan with MLB All-Stars in 2011.

> In 1998, he joined Dusty Baker's staff as a third base coach, his first Major League coaching assignment of his career.

> From 1996-97, served as a manager for the Giants' triple-A affiliate in Phoenix, leading Firebirds to back-to-back Pacific Coast League playoff appearances with two Southern Division championships.

> Was named 1997 PCL Manager of Year after piloting Firebirds to the best record in all of triple-A baseball with 88-55 mark, that team finished the season with one of best second half finishes in PCL history, winning 41 of its final 51 games.

> From 1993-95 he led SF's double-A franchise at Shreveport to three straight playoff berths.

> His 1995 club claimed Texas League championship with 88-47 mark, best record in all of minor league baseball.

> Was tabbed California League Manager of Year in 1991 when he guided squad San Jose to playoffs with 92-44 ledger, the best mark in all of professional baseball.


> Originally 16th round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 1979, enjoyed 11-year professional career, including parts of 1983 and 1984 seasons with the Pirates…in 32 big league games with Bucs, logged .207 career mark with two RBI.

> Made his Major League debut Sept. 3, 1983 in Atlanta.

> First Major League hit was a single off Dodgers' Orel Hershiser at LA July 4, 1984.

> His first multiple-hit game came in his last big league outing, second game of Sept. 30, 1984 doubleheader at Philadelphia.

> Also played in Kansas City organization in 1987, before concluding his career in Giants' chain…played for Phoenix in 1988 and 1989, accumulating .278 batting average.


> Married (Laurie, Jan. 17, 1987).

> Graduated from Bacon (Colchester, CT) Academy in 1979.

> Played baseball, soccer and basketball in high school, was All-New England center forward in soccer after scoring thenrecord 89 career goals…averaged 30.0 points per game as All-State guard in basketball as senior.

> Is avid golfer and runs youth baseball clinics with former Giant Erik Johnson during winter.

> Has been extremely active in community activities during his 16 seasons with Giants, participating in variety of outreach programs.

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