> Lifelong baseball man and former Major League infielder will return for his eighth season as SF's third base coach.
> 2014 campaign will mark his 18th year of coaching, and 15th on big league level.
> 2007 season was first foray on field since 2002, as he was reunited with Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
> Manned third base coaching box for Bochy's San Diego clubs for seven straight years (1996-2002), in fact, had spent each of first 23 years in professional baseball in Padres organization after being selected by the club in sixth round of 1978 draft.
> Spent his first 11 years of Friars tenure as a player (1978-89), then logged 10 seasons as a coach (1993-2002) and two campaigns as a broadcaster (2005-06).
> Is one of four people in Padres history to be in uniform for both of San Diego's World Series appearances (1984 as player and 1998 as coach).
> Was out of baseball from 1990-92 and 2003-04.
> Compiled 173-183 (.486) record over three years as minor league manager, while winning 1994 California League championship with Rancho Cucamonga.
> Served on Bochy's NL coaching staff for 2013 All-Star Game in New York, 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona and 1999 in Boston.
> Established himself as one of San Diego's all-time fan favorites with his hustle and all-out play, while spending his entire 10-year Major League career with the Padres (1979-89).
> Was honored in 2003 as one of top 35 players in Padres history…batted .255 over 972 big league games, fourth-most in Padres history…only Tony Gwynn, Garry Templeton and Dave Winfield have logged more games in Friars uniform.
> Made his ML debut Sept. 3, 1979 vs. San Francisco, going 1-for-3 with RBI as San Diego's leadoff hitter…delivered RBI-single off Giants' Ed Whitson for his first big league hit.
> Hit his first ML home run on April 26, 1983 at Wrigley Field, a solo clout off Cubs' Chuck Rainey.
> Played a major role off the bench for the Padres' pennant-winning club in 1984, hitting at .273 clip over 86 games…in Game 5 of NLCS at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, hit a ground ball that skipped past Cubs first baseman Leon Durham and ignited four-run, seventh-inning rally that clinched the Padres' first-ever NL title.
> In his lone World Series at-bat, collected a pinch-hit single in Game 4 at Detroit.
PERSONAL & MISCELLANEOUS
> Married (Donna)…son (Danny, April 28, 1985)…has two daughters (Virginia, Sept. 1, 1987; and Kelly, July 23, 1991).
> Attended Chapman (Orange, CA) College, where he played baseball.
> Has been active in both San Diego and San Francisco communities during his professional career.
> Has held several benefit concerts throughout Bay Area for injured Giants fan Bryan Stow.