Bruce Fields

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Bruce Fields
1986 Nashville Bruce Fields.jpg
Fields with the Nashville Sounds in 1986
Outfielder/Coach
Born: (1960-10-06) October 6, 1960 (age 61)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1986, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
July 14, 1989, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Batting average.274
Runs14
Hits31
Teams

Bruce Alan Fields (born October 6, 1960) is an American former professional baseball outfielder and the former hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He played during three seasons at the MLB for the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners.

Career[edit]

Fields was drafted by the Tigers in the 7th round of the 1978 MLB draft. Fields played his first professional season with their Rookie league Bristol Tigers in 1978, and split his last season between the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A club, the Richmond Braves, and the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A team, the Syracuse Chiefs, in 1991.

From 1997 through 2000, Fields was head coach of the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps, leading them in 2000 to the league's best record and winning the Midwest League Manager of the Year award twice. He coached the Triple-A Toledo team for two seasons, before serving as hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers from 2003 to 2005. Fields recently took over as hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians on June 19, 2011. Jon Nunnally recently held the position until being fired for taking the blame of the Tribe's offensive struggles.

Personal life[edit]

Fields is the father of Detroit Tiger Daniel Fields, who played in his first major league game on June 4, 2015, against the Oakland Athletics. Fields' older son, Aaron, a former minor league prospect in the Cleveland Indians' system, was in attendance.

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