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Nick Lee Capra (born March 8, 1958) is an American professional baseball coach, and former player, manager and farm system official. On October 14, 2016, he was named the third-base coach for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.[1]

Nick Capra
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Capra (left) with the White Sox in 2017
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Outfielder/Third base coach
Born: (1958-03-08) March 8, 1958 (age 61)
Denver, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1982, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1991, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average.167
Home Runs1

As Coach

A former outfielder, Capra appeared in 45 MLB games over portions of five seasons for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, collecting nine total hits and one home run, a solo blow off Steve Baker of the Oakland Athletics on September 22, 1982.[2] He attended Lamar Community College, Blinn College and the University of Oklahoma and was drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 1979 amateur draft. He threw and batted right-handed and was listed as 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and 165 pounds (75 kg).

Capra made his professional debut with the Rangers' Double-A Tulsa Drillers affiliate in 1979. Over the course of a 17-season minor league baseball career, he batted .294 with 1,170 hits. He played his last season with the Florida Marlins' Triple-A Charlotte Knights in 1995.

Capra joined the White Sox' system in 1996 as a minor-league manager, working at all levels of the minors for 11 seasons (1996–2005; 2008). In 2006–07 he served Chicago as roving minor league hitting coordinator. Then from 2009–11 he was the ChiSox' minor league field coordinator before becoming the club's director of player development for five seasons (2012–16). His appointment to manager Rick Renteria's staff for 2017 marked his first assignment as a big-league coach, and his 22nd season in the White Sox organization.[1]

He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.


  1. ^ a b Merkin, Scott (October 14, 2016). "McEwing named bench coach amid staff changes". Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Retrosheet box score: 1982-09-22

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Preceded by
Chris Cron
Birmingham Barons manager
Succeeded by
Wally Backman
Preceded by
Nick Leyva
Charlotte Knights manager
Succeeded by
Nick Leyva
Preceded by
Joe McEwing
Chicago White Sox third base coach
Succeeded by