DeMarlo Hale

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DeMarlo Hale

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman/outfielder DeMarlo Hale was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 17th round of the 1983 amateur draft, and spent five seasons playing in the minors for the Red Sox (1983-1986) and Oakland A's (1988).

After his playing days ended, Hale was an instructor at the Bucky Dent Baseball School from 1989 to 1992.

He was a coach for the New Britain Red Sox in 1992, and managed in the minors from 1993 to 1999. In 1995 Hale won the Midwest League Manager of the Year award after leading the Michigan Battle Cats to the league finals and a 75-62 record. In 1999 with the AA Trenton Thunder Hale won the Eastern League Manager of the Year and minor league manager of the year awards from Baseball America, The Sporting News and USA Today Baseball Weekly. He was also chosen to manage the AL affiliates at the AA All-Star Game for the second time, the first coming in 1997. He also served as a coach for team USA at that years Futures Game at Fenway Park.

Moving to the Texas Rangers organization, Hale managed at AAA in 2000-2001, and after a stint as a coach with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, was a named First Base coach from 2002 to 2005.

Hale re-joined the Red Sox as third base coach for the 2006 season and stayed in that position through the end of the 2009 season. He then served two years as the team's bench coach before being let go at the end of the 2011 season with the firing of manager Terry Francona. He stayed in the AL East taking the job of Third Base coach with the Baltimore Orioles for the 2012 season, then in 2013 moved to the Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach under manager John Gibbons. His tenure lasted as long as Gibbons' as he left after the 2018 season, when Gibbons retired.

He returned to the field in 2021 as bench coach of the Cleveland Indians, assisting his old friend Francona. He took over as interim manager of the Indians for the remainder of the season on July 29th when Francona had to step away for health reasons, then returned to the bench coach job with the re-named Cleveland Guardians in 2022.

Preceded by
Terry Francona
Cleveland Indians Manager
Succeeded by
Terry Francona

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1993 Fort Lauderdale Red Sox Florida State League 46-85 13th Boston Red Sox
1994 Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League 69-64 8th Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1995 Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League 75-62 4th Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1996 Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League 67-69 9th Boston Red Sox
1997 Trenton Thunder Eastern League 71-70 6th Boston Red Sox
1998 Trenton Thunder Eastern League 71-70 5th Boston Red Sox
1999 Trenton Thunder Eastern League 92-50 1st Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
2000 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 69-74 8th Texas Rangers
2001 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 74-69 6th Texas Rangers
2021 Cleveland Indians American League 30-33 2nd Cleveland Indians Replaced Terry Francona (50-49) on July 29

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