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Dale Sveum #21

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Dale Sveum
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Coaching Career

Dale is in his third season with the Royals and second full season as the team's hitting coach...he was named to Ned Yost's staff on October 3, 2013 as the third base coach and took over hitting coach duties on May 29, 2014...the club hit .268 with 74 home runs and averaged 4.1 runs per game after his appointment...During the 2015 season, the Royals tied for second in the A.L. with a .269 batting average and hit 139 home runs, which were the most by a Kansas City team in five seasons...Named the manager of the Chicago Cubs on November 18, 2011...managed two seasons in Chicago before being relieved of his duties on September 30, 2013...Spent six seasons on Milwaukee's Major League coaching staff (2006-11), including a 12-game stint as the interim manager in 2008, going 7-5 as the club advanced to the postseason...Served as the Brewers' third base coach (2006, 2008) and bench coach (2007) under Yost...functioned as the club's hitting coach (2009-11) for his final three years in Milwaukee...Spent two seasons (2004-05) as the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox, helping the club win the World Series in 2004...Managed at Double-A Altoona in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization for three seasons (2001-03)...compiled a 213-211 (.502) record...led Altoona to its first back-to-back winning seasons in 2002 (72-69) and 2003 (78-63), including the club's first appearance in the Eastern League playoffs in 2003...Named the 2003 Top Managerial Prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America.

Playing Career

Played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with Milwaukee (1986-91), Philadelphia (1992), the Chicago White Sox (1992), Oakland (1993), Seattle (1994), Pittsburgh (1996-97, 1999) and the New York Yankees (1998)...Hit .236 with 125 doubles, 13 triples, 69 homers and 340 RBI in his career... played 442 games at shortstop, 217 at third base, 71 at first base, 53 at second and two in left field...Enjoyed his best season in 1987, when he hit .252 with a career-high 25 homers and 95 RBI...hit three home runs in a game vs. California on July 17, 1987...Made Major League debut on May 12, 1986, in Seattle, going 2-for-3 with a double...first career hit was a double off Matt Young...Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round (25th overall) of the 1982 amateur draft.

Miscellaneous Notes

Dale and his wife, Darlene, reside in Scottsdale, Ariz....the couple has two children, Brittane and Rustin...Graduated from Pinole Valley (Calif.) High School, where he played baseball, football and basketball...earned all-state and All-America honors at quarterback...Turned down a football and baseball scholarship at Arizona State to play professional baseball...Cousin of former Major League first baseman John Olerud.

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