Doug Holmquist

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Douglas Leonard Holmquist (October 4, 1941 in Bridgeport, Connecticut – February 27, 1988 in Altamonte Springs, Florida) was an American minor league baseball player and manager, as well as Major League Baseball coach for the New York Yankees. He played professionally from 1962 to 1965 as a Right-Handed Hitting & Throwing Catcher and managed and/or coached from 1978 to 1985. He led his teams to win the league championships in 1980 and 1982.

His entire seven-year managerial career was spent in the Yankees farm system. He served for four years at their Class A Fort Lauderdale Yankees of the Florida State League, then a year at the Class A Greensboro Hornets of the South Atlantic League, and then a year at their Double-A Nashville Sounds of the Southern League. After sitting out 1984 as skipper, Holmquist returned for a final year in 1985, managing the Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the International League. That year, he managed 22 games before being replaced by Stump Merrill. In 1984 and 1985, he was the First Base coach for the major league Yankees Wearing #42. Holmquist died of a heart attack at age 46 in 1988.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roy White
New York Yankees First Base Coach
1984
Succeeded by
Stump Merrill
Preceded by
Stump Merrill
New York Yankees First Base Coach
1985
Succeeded by
Roy White