Paul Kirsch

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Paul David Kirsch

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Paul Kirsch played 7 seasons of minor league ball (1977-1983), including three in the Cincinnati Reds chain: 1981 Tampa Tarpons, 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds, and 1982-1983 Waterbury Reds.

Kirsch managed in the Reds, Kansas City Royals, and Florida Marlins chains. He was a scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, and has been the scouting supervisor since 2000. He was also a coach for the 1984-1986 Cedar Rapids Reds and was the hitting coach for the 1991-1993 Portland Beavers.

As a scout, he signed Isaac Benard, Dustin Biell, Trevor Brigden, Joey Dettrich, Jason Hammel, Rich Dorman, Spencer Jones, Brandon Mann and Zach Rosscup. He died of COVID-19 despite having been vaccinated; he had Lou Gehrig Disease and an unvaccinated caregiver exposed him to the illness.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1986 Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League 20-14 7th Cincinnati Reds replaced Gene Dusan (50-56) July 28
1987 Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League 70-70 8th Cincinnati Reds
1988 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 38-38 5th (t) Kansas City Royals
1989 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 43-33 2nd Kansas City Royals
1990 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 30-46 7th Kansas City Royals
1995 Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League 25-51 12th Florida Marlins