Tim Bogar

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Tim Bogar
Tim Bogar 2011.jpg
Bogar in 2011.
Texas Rangers – No. 27
Bench coach
Former Infielder
Born: (1966-10-28) October 28, 1966 (age 47)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1993 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
July 1, 2001 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .228
Hits 345
Home runs 24
Teams

Timothy Paul Bogar (born October 28, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball infielder and the current Texas Rangers bench coach. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University, before being drafted by the New York Mets in the eighth round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft. He threw and batted right-handed, and is listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 198 pounds (90 kg).

Playing career[edit]

Bogar played for three different teams during his nine-year career: the Mets (1993–1996), Houston Astros (1997–2000), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2001). He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 21, 1993, and played his final game on July 1, 2001. For his career, Tim hit .228 (345-for-1516) with 69 doubles, 9 triples, 24 homers, 180 runs scored, 161 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

Bogar's only postseason appearance came as a member of the Astros in the 1999 National League Division Series. Although Houston lost the NLDS three games to one to the Atlanta Braves, Bogar went 3 for 4 in two games played during the series.

Managing career[edit]

Bogar has been named manager of the year in three different minor leagues.

He started his managerial career in 2004 with the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. Greeneville finished with a 41–26 (.612) record and won the Appalachian League championship and Bogar was selected as manager of the year. He was promoted in 2005 to the Astros' low Class-A affiliate, the Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League, where he led the Legends to a league best 82–57 mark and was named the 2005 SAL's top skipper.

He then switched to the Cleveland Indians' organization as pilot of the Akron Aeros, the Tribe's Double-A affiliate. In 2006, his first year with Akron, Bogar led the team to a league best 87–55 record and came within one game of winning the Eastern League title, captured that season by the Portland Sea Dogs. Bogar was named Eastern League manager of the year, and was selected to coach as part of Major League Baseball's 2006 All Star Futures Game. He was also selected by Baseball America as the "Best Manager Prospect" in the Eastern League in 2006. In 2007, Bogar's Aeros finished 80–61 and again made the final playoff round, losing to the Trenton Thunder, three games to one. He was also selected as a coach in the 2007 MLB All Star Futures Game in San Francisco.

After five seasons (2008–2012) as a Major League coach, Bogar was hired to manage the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League, on November 9, 2012.[1] He led the 2013 Travelers to a 73–66 overall record and the second-half championship of the loop's Northern Division. The Travelers reached the final round of the Texas League playoffs before bowing to the San Antonio Missions.

Bogar owns a five-year (2004–2007; 2013) career managerial win-loss record of 362–266 (.576).[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Bogar spent the 2008 season as a coaching assistant on the staff of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, as the Rays captured their first American League pennant.

On November 28, 2008 the Boston Red Sox announced that Bogar would join the coaching staff as the first base coach.[3] After the 2009 season, he moved to the third base coach job,[4] and then served one season, 2012, as the bench coach on Bobby Valentine's staff. However, Bogar was among several veteran Red Sox coaches who had previously worked under Terry Francona with whom Valentine did not get along, and Bogar departed the Boston organization on October 26, 2012,[5] three weeks after Valentine's firing on October 4.[6]

After his one-season tenure managing in the Texas League, Bogar was hired by the Texas Rangers as their bench coach on October 21, 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGiovanna, Mike (November 9, 2012). "Angels hire Mike Hampton, Tim Bogar for minor league roles". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (November 28, 2008). "Bogar named first base coach". The Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ Abraham, Peter. Red Sox finalize coaching staff, The Boston Globe. Published November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  5. ^ mlb.com
  6. ^ ESPN.com
  7. ^ Texas Rangers add Tim Bogar to staff as bench coach

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Torey Lovullo
Akron Aeros manager
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Mike Sarbaugh
Preceded by
Luis Alicea
Boston Red Sox first-base coach
2009
Succeeded by
Ron Johnson
Preceded by
DeMarlo Hale
Boston Red Sox third-base coach
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Jerry Royster
Preceded by
DeMarlo Hale
Boston Red Sox bench coach
2012
Succeeded by
Torey Lovullo
Preceded by
Mike Micucci
Arkansas Travelers manager
2013
Succeeded by
Phillip Wellman
Preceded by
Jackie Moore
Texas Rangers bench coach
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent