Russell Lee Morman (born April 28, 1962) is an American professional baseball coach, manager, and former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman/outfielder who played for the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Florida Marlins between 1986 and 1997.

Russ Morman
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First baseman
Born: (1962-04-28) April 28, 1962 (age 60)
Independence, Missouri
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 1986, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1997, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average.249
Home runs10
Runs batted in43
Teams

Playing careerEdit

A native of Independence, Missouri, Morman played college baseball at Iowa Western Community College and Wichita State University. In 1982, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] He was selected by the White Sox in the first round of the 1983 MLB Draft.

Coaching careerEdit

 
Morman's name on the Comiskey Park scoreboard

After his playing career ended, Morman managed in the Marlin and Boston Red Sox farm systems and served as a hitting coach for the Portland Sea Dogs and Pawtucket Red Sox through the 2009 season.

He was the hitting coach of the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League and Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in 2010. In 2011, he became the hitting coach for the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League, then the Giants' Triple-A affiliate.

In 2014 the Giants announced that Morman would return to managing and Richmond as the skipper of the Flying Squirrels[2] and they assigned him to the Class A San Jose Giants of the California League for 2015.[3]

His career minor-league managerial record is 290–265 (.523) over four seasons.[4]

PersonalEdit

In 2005, Russ was inducted into the Kansas City Sports Commission Hall of Fame.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players from the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ milb.com
  3. ^ San Jose Mercury-News, 2015.01.09
  4. ^ Minor league managerial record from Baseball Reference

External linksEdit

Preceded by Richmond Flying Squirrels manager
2014
Succeeded by