Jerry Weinstein

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Jerry Weinstein
Coach
Born: (1943-11-09) November 9, 1943 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jerry Weinstein (born November 9, 1943) is an American professional baseball manager. He is the manager of the Hartford Yard Goats, a Double-A minor league baseball team in the Eastern League, in the Colorado Rockies organization.

Weinstein managed Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier. He managed Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic in March 2017, in South Korea and Japan.

Early life[edit]

Weinstein was born in Los Angeles, and is Jewish.[1][2] He earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1965, and his master's degree in physical education at UCLA in 1969.[3]

Baseball coaching and managing career[edit]

Weinstein began his coaching career in 1966 as a UCLA freshman coach.[4] He was an assistant under on the 1984 University of Miami Hurricanes, which came in fourth at the College World Series.[4]

He then coached at Sacramento City College. He led the school to 831 wins across 23 seasons, and led the team to the California Community College Athletic Association state title in 1988 and 1998.[5][1]

Weinstein managed the rookie-level Gulf Coast Expos of the Gulf Coast League in 1989. He managed the Class A Short Season Geneva Cubs of the New York–Penn League in 1993, and the Class A-Short Season Williamsport Cubs of the New York–Penn League in 1994.[1]

He served as the assistant coach for Team USA in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] He coached Team USA in the 1996 Summer Olympics, along with Skip Bertman, and the team won a bronze medal.[1]

After returning to Sacramento City College, he served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000 and 2001, and then coached for California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) from 2001 through 2005.[5][6] He coached Team USA to a gold medal at the 2005 Maccabiah Games.[7]

He left Cal Poly to become the manager of the Class A – Advanced Modesto Nuts in the California League in 2007, and managed them through 2011.[3]

The Colorado Rockies added Weinstein to their major league staff before the 2012 season.[5] After the 2013 season, the Rockies reassigned Weinstein, putting him in charge of player development in the minor leagues.[8]

In the summer of 2016, Weinstein was the Wareham Gatemen Head Coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League.[9]

Weinstein managed Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier, leading them to a perfect 3-0 record, qualifying Israel for their first World Baseball Classic appearance.[10][11][12] He returned as the head coach in the main tournament, managing Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic main tournament in South Korea and Japan in March 2017.[13]

On January 12, 2017, Weinstein was named the manager of the Hartford Yard Goats, in the Double-A Eastern League, in the Colorado Rockies organization.[14]

Accolades[edit]

Weinstein is a member of the Sacramento City College Athletic Hall of Fame, the California Community College Hall of Fame, and the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.[15]

Writing[edit]

Weinstein co-authored Baseball Coach's Survival Guide: Practical Techniques and Materials for Building an Effective Program and a Winning Team (Wiley; 1998), with Tom Alston.[16]

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