Luis Salazar

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Luis Ernesto Salazar Garcia

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Biographical Information[edit]

Luis Salazar hit 2 home runs on June 11, 1991 as a member of the Chicago Cubs against the San Francisco Giants. The pitcher for both home runs was Bud Black. The Cubs lost the game 8-6.

He was a career .333 (9 for 27) in postseason play.

He suffered a frightening injury on March 9, 2011. Standing in the dugout during an exhibition game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals in Kissimmee, FL, he was hit flush in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Brian McCann. He collapsed to the ground, unconscious and bleeding profusely. He had to be airlifted by helicopter to a medical facility in Orlando, FL while the game was stopped and trainers feared for his life. He regained consciousness in hospital, but suffered multiple facial fractures as a result of the accident; surgeons were also unable to save his left eye, which had to be surgically removed. However, it was considered a minor miracle that he had not only survived, but not suffered any brain damage. He was released from hospital on March 17. While coach Rick Albert began the season as Lynchburg's manager, Salazar's recovery was speedy enough to be ready to manager the team's home opener on April 15. He lost that initial game, 7-2, as Lynchburg drew its largest crowd for a home opener in 20 years, a crowd which gave the manager a long standing ovation as he was introduced before the game. At the end of Lynchburg's season, he was invited to spend some time on Fredi Gonzalez's coaching staff with the Braves.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1996 Beloit Snappers Midwest League 69-67 6th (t) Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
1997 Beloit Snappers Midwest League 60-73 11th Milwaukee Brewers
2002 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 33-27 5th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
2003 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 29-31 6th Los Angeles Dodgers
2004 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 31-29 6th (t) Los Angeles Dodgers
2005 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 25-29 7th Los Angeles Dodgers
2006 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 51-80 12th Los Angeles Dodgers
2011 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 59-74 8th Atlanta Braves replaced Rick Albert (1-4) on April 15
2012 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 72-68 3rd Atlanta Braves League Champs
2013 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 69-70 5th Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
2014 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 68-71 4th Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
2015 Carolina Mudcats Carolina League 71-68 4th Atlanta Braves
2016 Mississippi Braves Southern League 73-65 5th Atlanta Braves Lost League Finals
2017 Mississippi Braves Southern League 58-80 9th Atlanta Braves
2018 Florida Fire Frogs Florida State League 51-80 12th Atlanta Braves

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