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Chip Hale #3

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Full Name:
Chip Hale
Uniform #:
3

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Hale is in his first season as manager and 11th overall in the D-Backs' organization....Totaled 10 seasons during his first stint from 2000-09, including the final three as Arizona's third-base and infield coach.....Posted a 405-317 record (.561) record in six seasons as manager in the D-Backs' farm system.....Is a 1987 graduate of the University of Arizona and was a member of the 1986 NCAA championship team.

MANAGERIAL CAREER

♦ Is in his frst season as D-backs manager and 11th with the organization (also 2000-09).

♦ Is in his 17th season in a managerial or coaching capacity… named the club's seventh manager on Oct. 13, 2014.

♦ Is 1 of 5 current managers to have coached in the Major Leagues and managed in the Minors (also Bruce Bochy, Fredi Gonzalez, Ryne Sandberg and Buck Showalter).

♦ Combined to post a 405-317 record (.561) in 6 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 Infeld Coordinator in 2003.

♦ His 233 wins and .540 winning percentage with Tucson are franchise records…managed current D-backs coach Andy Green on the Sidewinders (2004-06).

♦ Led the 2006 Sidewinders to a Triple-A and Pacifc 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 after 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.

COACHING CAREER

♦ In 8 seasons as a Major League coach, his teams went to the postseason 4 times, winning 3 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).

♦ Prior to being named Arizona's manager, spent 3 seasons (2012-14) as Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland…also worked as the Mets' third base/infeld coach in 2010-11.

♦ Totaled 10 seasons in his frst stint in the D-backs' organization (2000-09), including the fnal 3 as Arizona's Third Base & Infeld Coach under Melvin…also flled 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) and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (bullpen) 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.

PLAYING CAREER

♦ Played in 333 games over 7 Major League seasons with the Twins (1989-90, '93-96) and Dodgers ('97) and hit .277 with 7 home runs and 78 RBI…appeared at all 4 infeld positions along with right feld.

♦ Made his Major League debut on Aug. 27, 1989 vs. Mariners and went 1-for-5 (single off Scott Bankhead)…hit his frst 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 Single-A Kenosha.

♦ Selected by Minnesota in the 17th round of the 1987 draft.

PERSONAL

♦ 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.

♦ Graduated in 1983 from Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif.

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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