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COACHING CAREER: Young returns to the Rockies organization where he was an All-Star during his playing career as the club's First Base Coach...in addition to his duties as the club's First Base Coach, Young will oversee the instruction of the Rockies outfielders and handle baserunning instruction...his current role marks Young's second Major League coaching position, as he spent two seasons (2011-12) as the First Base Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks...prior to being promoted to Arizona's Major League staff, Young was originally hired by that organization as their Minor League outfield and baserunning coordinator.

PLAYING CAREER: Young played parts of 15 Major League seasons with Colorado (1993-97), Los Angeles (1992, 1997-99), the Chicago Cubs (2000-01), Milwaukee (2002-03), San Francisco (2003), Texas (2004, 2006) and San Diego (2005-06)...Young enjoyed his greatest success on the diamond with the Rockies after being selected in the 11th round of the Expansion Draft from the Dodgers...in 613 games across five seasons as a Rockie, Young hit .295 (626-for-2120), with 102 doubles, 28 triples, 30 home runs, 227 RBI, 378 runs and 180 stolen bases...his 180 stolen bases are still the most in franchise history...Young was a 1996 All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner...in 1996, Young set career highs in batting average (.324), RBI (74), runs (113) and hits (184)...Young stole 465 bases in his Major League career, which is currently tied for 45th in Major League history...however, his 465 career steals are the fourth-most by a Major Leaguer since he made his debut in 1992...Young stole at least 40 bases in six separate seasons (1993, 1996-2000).
 

PERSONAL: Eric Orlando Young...Eric and his wife, Beyonka, have two sons, Eric Jr. and Dallas...Eric Jr. was drafted by the Rockies in the 30th round of the 2003 draft by Colorado and is currently an outfielder with the New York Mets...Eric Jr. began his Major League career by playing parts of five seasons with the Rockies (2009-2013) before being traded to New York in 2013...is a 1985 graduate of New Brunswick (N.J.) High School where he played baseball, football and basketball...was a two-sport athlete at Rutgers, where he earned his degree in business management, playing baseball (1987-89) and football (1985-88)...is a member of the Rutgers Hall of Fame (class of 1999).

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