July 17, 1945 |
|July 12, 1990, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1992, for the San Diego Padres|
Gregory Lee Riddoch (born July 17, 1945 in Greeley, Colorado) is a retired American professional baseball player, manager and coach who served as manager of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball from July 12, 1990 through September 22, 1992, compiling a career win-loss record of 200–194 (.508).
Riddoch threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg). He attended Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, and was an infielder for five seasons (1967–71) in the Cincinnati Reds' organization. He spent 13 seasons as a minor league manager in the short-season Northwest League and the Rookie-level Pioneer League, and was a coach for the Padres from 1987 until the 1990 All-Star break when he succeeded Jack McKeon as the San Diego manager. He led the Padres to winning seasons in both 1991 (84–78) and 1992 (78–72), but was fired in favor of Jim Riggleman by the Padres' general manager, Joe McIlvaine, with a dozen games left in the 1992 campaign.
During his baseball career, he also served as third base coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–99), director of minor league clubs for the Reds (1985–86) and director of player development of the Milwaukee Brewers (2000–02). He retired in 2010 following a four-year stint as manager for the Eugene Emeralds of Northwest League, then affiliated with the Padres. Earlier in his career, when the Emeralds were a Reds' farm team, Riddoch had managed them for six seasons (1975–76; 1978–81), for a total of ten years as manager in Eugene.
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays third-base coach
1998 (through Aug. 31)
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