Max Venable

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Max Venable
Outfielder / Hitting coach
Born: (1957-06-06) June 6, 1957 (age 57)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 8, 1979 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1991 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average .241
Home runs 18
Runs batted in 128

As player

As coach

William McKinley "Max" Venable (born June 6, 1957) is a former outfielder/designated hitter in Major League Baseball with a 12-year career from 19791987, 19891991.

Early years[edit]

He went to Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, California, where he was a multi-sport star. He excelled in all sports but in high school football was his best. He turned down football scholarships to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB career[edit]

He played for the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos, and Cincinnati Reds, all of the National League, and the California Angels of the American League. He also played two seasons in Japan, 1992 and 1993, for the Chiba Lotte Marines. He coached for the Atlanta Braves in the minor leagues, along with the San Diego Padres. He is a hitting instructor in the Seattle Mariners Farm system to date.

SK Wyverns[edit]

Max signed with Korean Baseball team SK Wyverns as a hitting coach in 2013.


Max's son, Will, is an outfielder for the San Diego Padres, having played baseball and basketball for Princeton University. Will joined his father as a member of the Portland Beavers in 2008. Max's younger son Winston Venable was a standout safety for the Boise State Broncos football team for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. [1] Winston played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and now is a member of the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL.


  1. ^ "Boise State Football". Retrieved 2011-07-26. 

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