Chip Hale

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Chip Hale
Chip Hale 2011.jpg
Hale with the New York Mets
Washington Nationals – No. 10
Infielder / Manager / Coach
Born: (1964-12-02) December 2, 1964 (age 53)
San Jose, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 27, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 1997, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 78
Managerial record 148–176
Winning % .457
Teams

As player

As manager

As coach

Walter William "Chip" Hale (born December 2, 1964) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman and third baseman, and current bench coach for the Washington Nationals. He played in MLB for the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics, and managed the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played college baseball at the University of Arizona. He played High School baseball at Campolindo H.S., Moraga CA.

Playing career[edit]

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Hale made his Major League Baseball debut with the Twins on August 27, 1989, and appeared in his final game May 4, 1997.

Chip Hale is associated with one of the most famous bloopers in baseball history.[1] On May 27, 1991, while playing for the Class AAA Portland Beavers, he hit a deep fly ball to right where outfielder Rodney McCray attempted to catch the ball and ran through the wall.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

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For the 2006 Major League Baseball season, Hale served as a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks under manager Bob Melvin. Before coaching in the majors, Hale was manager of the Diamondbacks' AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders for three seasons.[3] Under Hale's leadership the minor league Sidewinders finished the regular season with a record of 91–53, a new franchise record; and Hale was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year.[4][5]

In 2009, Hale was hired as the third base coach for the New York Mets.[6] He was a candidate to become manager of the Mets after Jerry Manuel was fired at the end of the 2010 season;[7] however, the position went to Terry Collins.

On October 5, 2011, Hale signed a two-year deal to become bench coach of the Oakland Athletics.[8] He was replaced by Tim Teufel.[9]

On May 29, 2013, Hale was ejected for the first time in his MLB playing or coaching career for arguing a spectator interference and runner placement call. Brian Knight was the ejecting umpire.[10]

Hale managed the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, compiling a 148–176 record.[11] He was fired from the managerial position on October 3, 2016.[12]

Hale was hired by the Oakland Athletics to be their third-base coach on October 18, 2016.[13]

In November 2017, the Washington Nationals hired Hale as their bench coach [14]

Managerial record[edit]

As of games played on October 3, 2016
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record Ref.
W L Win % W L Win %
Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 2016 148 176 .457 0 0 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Video of ex-Met Rodney McCray's crash through Portland's Civic Stadium featured at Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Player who ran through fence will get bobblehead
  3. ^ Manager of Sidewinders
  4. ^ "Sidewinders Honored with Team of the Year Trophy". Tucson Sidewinders Baseball. Entertainment Magazine Online. 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Roster: Manager and Coaches". The Official Site of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona Diamondbacks. 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  6. ^ Mets name Dave Jauss bench coach and Chip Hale third base coach
  7. ^ Martino, Andy (November 18, 2010). "Mets will decide on manager by Sunday or Monday". Daily News. New York. 
  8. ^ "#Athletics sign Chip Hale to a two-year deal as bench coach on Bob Melvin’s staff. He was the Mets’ 3B and infield coach the past two years"
  9. ^ Cerrone,Matthew (October 5, 2011). "Recap: Mets change coaching staff, Hale goes to A's". MetsBlog.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "MLB Ejection 048: Brian Knight (2; Chip Hale)." Close Call Sports/Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. May 30, 2013.
  11. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2653558-chip-hale-dave-stewart-fired-by-diamondbacks-latest-comments-reaction
  12. ^ "Diamondbacks fire GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale". Associated Press. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ Hickey, John (October 18, 2016). "A's hire ex-Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as third base coach". The Mercury News. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/11/08/nationals-hire-former-manager-chip-hale-as-bench-coach/?utm_term=.557be33ab0ac
  15. ^ "Chip Hale". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joe Almaraz
Missoula Osprey manager
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Jack Howell
Preceded by
Al Pedrique
El Paso Diablos manager
2002
Succeeded by
Scott Coolbaugh
Preceded by
Al Pedrique
Tucson Sidewinders manager
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Bill Plummer
Preceded by
Carlos Tosca
Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Joel Youngblood
Preceded by
Razor Shines
New York Mets third base coach
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Tim Teufel
Preceded by
Joel Skinner
Oakland Athletics bench coach
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Mike Aldrete
Preceded by
Ron Washington
Oakland Athletics third base coach
2017
Succeeded by
Matt Williams
Preceded by
Chris Speier
Washington Nationals bench coach
2018-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent