Gene Glynn

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Gene Glynn
Minnesota Twins – No. 13
Coach
Born: (1956-09-22) September 22, 1956 (age 60)
Waseca, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MiLB statistics
(through August 9, 2014)
Minor League Games 864
Win–loss record 448–441
Winning % .504
Teams

As coach

Eugene Patrick Glynn (born September 22, 1956, at Waseca, Minnesota) is an American professional baseball coach and a former minor league manager and second baseman. Named the 2015 third base coach of the Minnesota Twins on November 12, 2014,[1] he also has held coaching positions with four other Major League teams. As an active player, he stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, weighed 155 pounds (70 kg), and threw and batted right-handed.

Glynn graduated from Waseca High School and Mankato State University, where he starred in both baseball and basketball. He was Minnesota's first "Mr. Basketball" in 1975.

Glynn was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1979 and played seven seasons in Montreal's farm system, including parts of three campaigns (1982–84) at the Triple A level. His rookie season, in the 1979 New York–Penn League, was his best, with 36 runs batted in in 64 games played, 71 runs scored, and a batting average of .296.[2] He managed five seasons (1987–88; 1990–92) in Short Season-A baseball, beginning in the New York–Penn League. His 1990 Spokane Indians, a San Diego Padres affiliate, won the Northwest League championship.

Bob Gebhard, the scout who signed Glynn for the Expos in 1979, was the first general manager in the history of the Colorado Rockies, and he brought Glynn into the expansion team's system in 1992. By 1994, Glynn was on the coaching staff of the Major League Rockies, serving for five full seasons, through 1998. He then returned to the Expos for one season (1999) as an MLB coach, then spent longer tenures as the third-base coach of the Chicago Cubs (200002) and San Francisco Giants (200306).[3]

Glynn spent the 2007–11 seasons as a member of the professional scouting staff of the Tampa Bay Rays, based in Waseca.[4]

In 2012, Glynn joined the Twins' organization as manager of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.[5] After a 72–72 season, the Red Wings' best record in four years, Glynn returned to Rochester in 2013 and 2014, and led his club to identical 77–67 marks.[6][7]

As a result of his success, Glynn was interviewed for the parent Twins' vacant managerial opening in October 2014, after the firing of veteran skipper Ron Gardenhire.[8] Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor ultimately was hired as the Twins' 2015 pilot, and he added Glynn to his first-year staff as third-base coach.[1]

References[edit]

  • Howe News Bureau, 1985 Montreal Expos Organization Book. St. Petersburg, Florida: The Baseball Library, 1985
  1. ^ a b Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2014-11-12
  2. ^ Howe News Bureau, 1985 Montreal Expos Organization Book. St. Petersburg, Florida: The Baseball Library, 1985
  3. ^ Retrosheet.org
  4. ^ Baseball America 2009 Annual Directory
  5. ^ http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20111125/SPORTS06/111125019/Red-Wings-name-Gene-Glynn-manager?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CHome
  6. ^ Rochester Red Wings (November 17, 2012). "Wings' 2013 staff named by Twins". RedWingsBaseball.com. 
  7. ^ MiLB.com
  8. ^ Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

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Preceded by
Jerry Royster
Colorado Rockies first base coach
1994
Succeeded by
Art Howe
Preceded by
Don Zimmer
Colorado Rockies third base coach
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Rich Donnelly
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Montreal Expos bench coach
1999
Succeeded by
Luis Pujols
Preceded by
Tom Gamboa
Chicago Cubs third base coach
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Dave Bialas
Preceded by
Sonny Jackson
San Francisco Giants third base coach
2003–2006
Succeeded by
Tim Flannery
Preceded by
Tom Nieto
Rochester Red Wings manager
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Mike Quade
Preceded by
Paul Molitor
Minnesota Twins third base coach
2015–
Succeeded by
Incumbent