Marc Bombard

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Marc Bombard (born November 15, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA) was the Philadelphia Phillies first base coach from 2005 to 2006. Before coaching, Bombard pitched in the Cincinnati Reds organization from 1971 to 1977. At one point his roommate was Randy "Macho Man" Savage. In 1978, he became a minor league manager and coach for the Reds. After short careers with the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations (and manager of the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1992), he returned to the Reds as manager of the minor league Indianapolis Indians from 1993 to 1995. In 1996, Bombard served as the Reds' third base coach. He joined the Phillies' organization the following year and managed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons for eight seasons. He became Phillies first base coach in 2005.[1]

Bombard was let go by the Phillies following the 2006 season.[2] What may have lost Bombard his job was missing an apparent home run by second basemen Chase Utley in a Phillies' loss to the Washington Nationals 3–1 on September 28, 2006. After looking at replays, it was apparent the ball hit by Utley went over the foul pole. However, the ball was called foul by first base umpire Larry Vanover. In what turned out to be a crucial loss for the Phillies' postseason hopes, the team went on to finish the year 85–77, three games out of the National League Wild Card race.[citation needed]

Bombard was replaced by former Milwaukee Brewers manager and Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Davey Lopes.

Bombard was named the manager of the Round Rock Express on December 3, 2008. The Express are the Triple A minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. He managed the Express for the next two seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marc Bombard - BR Bullpen
  2. ^ Notes: Phillies fire three coaches; man files complaint against Detroit's Rogers