Bruce Fields

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Bruce Fields
1986 Nashville Bruce Fields.jpg
Fields with the Nashville Sounds in 1986
Born: (1960-10-06) October 6, 1960 (age 62)
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

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


Fields was drafted by the Tigers in the 7th round of the 1978 MLB draft. He 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 manager 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 (1997 and 2000). He managed the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens for two seasons, before serving as hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers from 2003 to 2005. Fields took over as hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians on June 19, 2011.

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.

Fields was a basketball teammate of Magic Johnson at Everett High School (Michigan) in Lansing, Michigan, starting on the school's 1977 Class A Michigan High School Athletic Association championship team.

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