Scott Ullger

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Scott Ullger
Scott Ullger on June 26, 2012.jpg
Minnesota Twins – No. 41
First baseman/Hitting Coach/3rd Base Coach/Bench Coach
Born: (1955-06-10) June 10, 1955 (age 59)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1983 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1983 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .190
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Scott Matthew Ullger (born June 10, 1955 in New York, New York) is a retired Major League Baseball player. Since October 2012, he has been the Minnesota Twins first base coach and outfield instructor. He had previously been a bench coach, third base coach from 2006–2010 and batting coach from 1998-2006 for the Twins. Ullger is frequently referred to as "Scotty" by Twins faithfuls and by broadcasters Bert Blyleven and Dick Bremer.

Ullger, from Plainview, New York, was drafted by the Twins in 1977 and called up in 1983 after a successful minor league career. This did not, however, translate to big league success as Ullger played only 35 games in the majors, primarily at first base, all in the 1983 season.

After his playing career, he got into coaching. Ullger became the manager of the Visalia Oaks in 1988, becoming the California League Manager of the Year in 1990. He also had successful runs with the Portland Beavers/Salt Lake Buzz when the team was the Twins' AAA affiliate.

In 1995, Ullger became the Twins’ first base coach. He went 3-2 in a brief unofficial managerial stint in 2002, while Manager Ron Gardenhire was absent. Following the 2005 season, Ullger was shifted and became the Twins’ new third base coach, a position which he held through the 2010 season. In December 2010 it was announced he would become the Twins' bench coach, swapping roles with Steve Liddle. This allowed him to work more closely with Manager Ron Gardenhire.

In May, 2008, Ullger managed the team for five games due to the untimely death of Ron Gardenhire's brother Mike, and for a road game in New York at the end of the month while Gardenhire attended his daughter's high school graduation.

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Preceded by
Ron Gardenhire
Minnesota Twins Third Base Coach
19951998
Succeeded by
Ron Gardenhire
Preceded by
Terry Crowley
Minnesota Twins Hitting Coach
1999-2005
Succeeded by
Joe Vavra
Preceded by
Al Newman
Minnesota Twins Third Base Coach
2006-2010
Succeeded by
Steve Liddle
Preceded by
Steve Liddle
Minnesota Twins Bench Coach
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Terry Steinbach
Preceded by
Jerry White
Minnesota Twins First Base Coach
2013-present
Succeeded by
incumbent