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Frank Kremblas

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Frank Kremblas

Born October 25, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio...Resides in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife Claudyne and daughter Kaitlyn (5)...Is in his sixth season with the Pittsburgh organization, his second as a Special Assistant to Minor League Operations (also 2012)...Served as the manager with Bradenton in the Florida State League in 2013 after managing in the Venezuelan Winter League the previous off-season...Was the Minor League Coordinator of Instruction in 2011... Was the manager at Triple-A Indianapolis in 2009 (70-73) and 2010 (71-73)...Spent nine seasons (2000-08) as a manager in the Milwaukee farm system, the last four with Nashville (AAA)...Led the Sounds to three straight division titles (2005-07) and was named the Pacific Coast League Manager-of-the-Year after guiding the club to an 89-55 (.618) record in 2007...Produced a 299-273 (.523) record in his four seasons with Nashville and made history in his first season as skipper, guiding the team to the 2005 P.C.L. Championship, an accomplishment no other Nashville manager had achieved...Managed Huntsville (AA) for three seasons (2002-04) and was recognized as the "Best Managerial Prospect" in the Southern League in a 2004 Baseball America poll...Led Huntsville to the 2003 Southern League Championship Series and was named the league's Manager-of-the-Year...Also managed the Class-A High Desert club to a 71-69 record and into the second round of the California League playoffs in 2001 after assuming the managerial duties with Class-A Mudville on June 14, 2000...Began managerial career in the Montreal farm system, first with the Gulf Coast League affiliate in 1998 and then with Class-A Cape Fear, where he led the squad to the South Atlantic League Championship Series in 1999...Has posted an 845-836 (.503) record in 14 seasons as a minor league manager, while also serving as the West Division manager for the 2004 Southern League All-Star Game and as a coach for the U.S. team in the 2003 All- Star Futures Game in Chicago...Led the Peoria Saguaros to an 18-16 record during the 2003 Arizona Fall League and also managed Caracas to a 42-21 record in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2009; his team lost to Aragua in Finals (4 games to 3)...A former catcher, second baseman and third baseman, played collegiate baseball at Eastern Kentucky University and was All-Ohio Valley Conference selection in both 1987 and 1988 before being selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round of the 1989 June draft...Played eight professional seasons, topping out at the Triple-A level and posting a .235 career average in 671 games...Attended Canal Winchester High School in Ohio, where he was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall-of-Fame in 1997...His younger brother, Mike, was a catcher in the Blue Jays, Brewers, and Athletics farm systems (Frank managed his brother at Huntsville in 2003)...His late father, Frank Sr., was a three-year letter-winner on the Ohio State football team from 1956-58 and quarterbacked the Buckeyes to a share of the 1957 national championship.

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