Gary Tuck

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Gary Tuck
Gary Tuck.jpg
Tuck in Fort Myers, Florida during spring workouts in 2007.
New York Yankees – No. 60
Catcher/Coach/Manager
Born: (1954-09-06) September 6, 1954 (age 60)
Amsterdam, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

Gary Robert Tuck (born September 6, 1954) is an American professional baseball player and coach. He has coached in Minor League Baseball and in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, and Boston Red Sox.

Early life[edit]

A graduate of Indiana University,[1] Tuck has 23 years of professional coaching experience. He started his baseball career as a catcher for the Montreal Expos organization and played for them during three minor league seasons. Following his playing retirement, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1980, and Arizona State University in 1981.

Minor and Major League career[edit]

After winning an NCAA championship with Arizona State, Tuck was hired to coach for the nearby Tucson Toros, a Minor League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Tuck spent eight years in the Astros organization. In 1986 he managed the Double-A Columbus Astros to a league championship,[2] winning Southern League Manager of the Year honors.

By 1989, Tuck was a coach on the New York Yankees Triple-A team, the Columbus Clippers.[3] In 1990, Tuck served as bullpen coach to the Yankees. The next year he was the manager of the Cleveland Indians Single-A team, a job he held before switching to a Scout for the Indians.

He would rejoin the Yankees again in 1996 as their Single-A Manager. With the Yankees, Tuck won World Series rings as the team catching instructor in 1998 and 1999.[4] In 2006, he served as former major league catcher Joe Girardi's bench coach in Florida, where he was best known for writing the lineup card in calligraphy [1].

In November 2006, the Boston Red Sox hired Tuck as their new bullpen coach.[1] He joined pitching coach John Farrell and hitting coach Dave Magadan as new members of the Red Sox coaching staff for the 2007 season. He earned another World Series ring as a member of Boston's 2007 championship team. Tuck also served as an organization-wide catching instructor during spring training.[1] On January 29, 2013, he notified the Red Sox that he intended to retire effective immediately.[5]

Tuck rejoined the Yankees as their bullpen coach during the 2013-14 offseason.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Phil Rogers (March 10, 2012). "Gary Tuck a coach worthy of the profession - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1986 Columbus Astros Statistics - Minor Leagues". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.milb.com/league1/page.jsp?ymd=20070221&content_id=180318&vkey=league1_l111&fext=.jsp&sid=l111
  4. ^ "Manager and Coaches | redsox.com: Team". Boston.redsox.mlb.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Loiselle, Mark (January 29, 2013). "Report: Red Sox’ Longtime Bullpen Coach Gary Tuck Retires | Boston Red Sox". NESN.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2013/12/20/yankees-announce-tuck-as-new-bullpen-coach/

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dave Cripe
Columbus Astros Manager
1986
Succeeded by
Tom Wiedenbauer
Preceded by
Keith Bodie
Auburn Astros Manager
1987
Succeeded by
Frank Cacciatore
Preceded by
Keith Bodie
Asheville Tourists Manager
1988
Succeeded by
Jim Coveney
Preceded by
Jim Gabella
Watertown Indians Manager
1991
Succeeded by
Jim Gabella
Preceded by
Rob Thomson
Oneonta Yankees Manager
1996
Succeeded by
Joe Arnold
Preceded by
Harry Dunlop
Florida Marlins bench coach
2006
Succeeded by
Carlos Tosca
Preceded by
Al Nipper
Boston Red Sox bullpen coach
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Dana LeVangie
Preceded by

n/a
Mike Harkey
New York Yankees
bullpen coach

1990
2014
Succeeded by

n/a
Incumbent