Rick Eckstein

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Rick West and Rick Eckstein
Olympic medal record
Representing  United States
Men's baseball
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team

Rick H. Eckstein (born March 4, 1973) was a hitting coach for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. Formerly he was an advanced scout and assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is the former hitting coach for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Eckstein took over as the hitting coach in September 2008, after serving as the Columbus Clippers hitting coach. He also was the hitting coach on the United States national baseball team in the 2008 Olympics. Eckstein is an alumnus of the University of Florida. He is the older brother of former major leaguer David Eckstein.

On November 5, 2013, Eckstein was named to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim coaching staff.[1] His brother David played for the Angels from 2001-2004. On August 14, 2014, Eckstein left the Angels to join the staff of Gary Henderson at the University of Kentucky.[2]

On December 8, 2010, Eckstein donated his right kidney to his brother, Ken, who is currently suffering from a renal disease.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (November 5, 2013). "Angels add former hitting coach Eckstein to staff". Angels.com. 
  2. ^ DiGiovanna, Mike (August 14, 2014). "Rick Eckstein leaves Angels to become Kentucky assistant coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Lenny Harris
Washington Nationals Hitting Coach
Succeeded by
Rick Schu