Dave Brundage

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Dave Brundage
Born (1964-10-06)October 6, 1964 (age 52)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Alma mater Oregon State University
Occupation Minor league baseball player and Manager
Years active 1986 to present
Employer San Francisco Giants

David Charles Brundage (born October 6, 1964 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional baseball manager. In 2017, Brundage will spend his first season as manager of the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.[1]

His debut season with Sacramento, his first in the Giants' organization, will mark Brundage's 12th consecutive season as a manager at the Triple-A level and 20th year as a skipper in the minor leagues. Previously, he spent four seasons (2013–16) at the helm of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization.[2] He led the 2016 IronPigs to an 85–58 record, the second-best mark in Triple-A.[1]

Brundage attended McKay High School in Salem, Oregon, and Oregon State University. He was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the 1986 June draft[3] but never reached the Major League level. Primarily an outfielder—although he appeared in 39 games as a pitcher—his playing career lasted for eight seasons in the Philadelphia and Seattle Mariners' organizations. He batted .275 with 683 hits and compiled a 1–5 won/lost mark on the mound with an earned run average of 3.83.[4] Brundage threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 190 lb (86 kg).

His managerial career began in the Seattle organization in 1995 in the California League, but he has spent much of his career at higher levels of the minors, including six years at Double-A with Seattle affiliates in the Southern and Texas leagues, and 11 seasons at Triple-A with the Tacoma Rainiers (2006), Richmond/Gwinnett Braves (2007–12), and the IronPigs. His 2007 Richmond team won the International League championship. He also was Tacoma's batting coach from 1998–2000.

His 19-season win–loss record as a manager through 2016 was 1,371–1,315 (.510).[1]

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Preceded by
Ed Romero
Memphis Chicks manager
1997
Succeeded by
Franchise replaced by
Memphis Redbirds (PCL)
Preceded by
Rick Burleson
San Antonio Missions manager
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Daren Brown
Preceded by
Dan Rohn
Tacoma Rainiers manager
2006
Succeeded by
Daren Brown
Preceded by
Brian Snitker
Richmond Braves manager
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Franchise transferred
Preceded by
Franchise established
Gwinnett Braves manager
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Randy Ready
Preceded by
Ryne Sandberg
Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Dusty Wathan
Preceded by
José Alguacil
Sacramento River Cats manager
2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent