Dave Myers (baseball)

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David K. "Dave" Myers (born August 8, 1959 in York, Pennsylvania, U.S.) is an American professional baseball coach and a former minor league shortstop and manager. From 2001 through 2004, Myers was the third-base coach of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.[1]

As an active player, Myers stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall, weighed 190 pounds (86 kg), and threw and batted right-handed. He graduated from York's William Penn High School, where he was a two-sport standout in baseball and basketball.

Myers chose Temple University to further his career, where he played for Temple coach Skip Wilson. Teammates included Doug Kepple and former professionals H.J. Lopes, Billy Mendek and Pete Filson. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the 27th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. Myers was named the Temple Owls' Most Valuable Player his redshirt junior year in 1981.

After that junior year he was selected by the Mariners in the 13th round (312th overall) in the 1981 MLB Draft[2] and played eight seasons of minor league baseball in the Seattle system, including four years at the Double-A level.

Myers then managed Mariners' farm clubs for 12 seasons, 1989–2000, the last six as skipper of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, before joining the Major League staff of Lou Piniella for the 2001 season. In his first campaign as the M's third-base coach, Seattle won an American League-record 116 games.

He became a coach in the Cleveland Indians' organization after leaving the Mariners and spent 20102014 as a coach for the Durham Bulls, Triple-A International League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

As a minor leaguer, Myers batted .272 during his eight-year active career; as a manager, he compiled a 731–654 (.528) record.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ retrosheet.org
  2. ^ Howe News Bureau, 1982 Seattle Mariners Organization Book
  3. ^ Baseball Reference

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Franchise established
Port City Roosters manager
1995
Succeeded by
Orlando Gómez
Preceded by
Steve Smith
Tacoma Rainiers manager
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Dan Rohn
Preceded by
Larry Bowa
Seattle Mariners third base coach
2001–2004
Succeeded by
Jeff Newman