DeMarlo Hale

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DeMarlo Hale
DeMarlo Hale 4-6-12.jpg
Hale as the Orioles' third base coach, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 20
Bench coach
Born: (1961-07-16) July 16, 1961 (age 52)
Chicago, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

DeMarlo Hale (born July 16, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball coach for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hale is a former first baseman and outfielder in minor league baseball who played in part of four seasons for the Boston and Oakland organizations between 1984 and 1988.

Following his playing career, Hale worked at the Bucky Dent baseball school in Boca Raton, Florida from 1989 through 1992, when he became a coach for Double-A New Britain in the Eastern League.

Hale started his managerial career in 1993 in the Boston farm system with High-A Fort Lauderdale Red Sox in the Florida State League. A year later, he guided Sarasota to the FLS playoffs, and in 1995 he also was a playoff qualifier with Michigan in the Midwest League, being rewarded as Manager of the Year. He spent 1996 with Sarasota and was promoted to Double-A Trenton in 1997, managing the American League team in the Double-A All-Star game.

Hale guided Trenton to a league-best 92-50 record in 1999. That season, he also coached United States team in the All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park, and was honored as Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and USA Today Baseball Weekly, as well as winning Eastern League honor.

Hale (left) looks on as Dustin Pedroia converses with Ty Wigginton during a pitching change.

From 2000 to 2001, Hale managed for the Texas Rangers Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma RedHawks, as he guided his team to a pair of second place finishes in the Pacific Coast League East Division, and worked with major league club at spring training. He was promoted as Rangers first base coach and outfield instructor, and continued in those duties through the 2005 season.

In a nine-season managerial career, Hale has posted a 634-614 record for a .508 winning percentage.

Before the 2006 season, Hale was named by the Boston Red Sox as their third base coach, replacing Dale Sveum. Hale had worked with Red Sox Manager Terry Francona before, when Francona was the Rangers bench coach in 2002. On November 23, 2009, Hale was named the new Red Sox bench coach.[1][2]

During the 2010 off-season, Hale was rumored to be one of four finalists for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial job, along with Brian Butterfield, John Farrell, and Sandy Alomar Jr..[3]

Following the 2011 season, Hale left the Red Sox organization to become the third base coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Following the 2012 season, on November 24 2012, Hale was named as the new bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays replacing Don Wakamatsu.[4]

On April 28, 2013, Hale was ejected for the first time in his MLB career by umpire Chris Conroy for arguing Yankees batter Eduardo Nunez's delayed entrance into the batter's box.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edes, Gordon. Hale will replace Mills on Sox bench, ESPN. Published November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Abraham, Peter. Red Sox finalize coaching staff, The Boston Globe. Published November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  3. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post/Boston-s-Farrell-wins-Jays-job-?urn=mlb-279086
  4. ^ "Jays' round out coaching staff, add Hale from Orioles". TSN.ca. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MLB Ejection 023: Chris Conroy (1; DeMarlo Hale)." Close Call Sports/Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. April 28, 2013.

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Preceded by
Bobby Jones
Texas Rangers first-base coach
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Bobby Jones
Preceded by
Dale Sveum
Boston Red Sox third-base coach
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Tim Bogar
Preceded by
Brad Mills
Boston Red Sox bench coach
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Tim Bogar
Preceded by
Willie Randolph
Baltimore Orioles third-base coach
2012
Succeeded by
Bobby Dickerson
Preceded by
Don Wakamatsu
Toronto Blue Jays bench coach
2013–
Succeeded by
Incumbent