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Roberto Kelly #39

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> Former All-Star outfielder returns for his ninth season on San Francisco's coaching staff.

> This season marks his second as the Giants' third base coach.

> Served the previous seven years as SF's first base coach.

> Spent three seasons as manager of Giants' Class A Augusta affiliate in South Atlantic League…guided the GreenJackets to a 285-187 ledger (.622) and a pair of playoff appearances in those three years.

> Was named 2006 SAL Manager of Year after leading Augusta to the best record in all of minor league baseball with a 92-47 record.


> Enjoyed a solid 14-year Major League playing career, compiling lifetime .290 avg. with 241 2Bs, 124 HRs, 585 RBI and 235 steals over 1,337 games.

> Saw big league action with New York Yankees (1987-92 and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993-94), Atlanta Braves (1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-97), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998-99).

> Was an All-Star selection in each league, representing Yankees in 1992 and Reds in 1993.

> Advanced to the post season on four occasions, batting .294 (10-for-34) in 10 LDS games with Dodgers (1995), Mariners (1997) and Rangers (1998-99).

> Became just the fifth player in the storied history of the Yankees franchise to record at least 20 HRs and 20 SBs in a season, accomplishing the feat in 1991.

> The Yankees signed Kelly as a 17 year old amateur free agent in 1982, eight years before they signed Kelly's fellow countryman, Mariano Rivera. 


> Graduated from Panama City High School, where he was three-sport star in baseball, basketball and volleyball.

> Attended Jose Dolores Mascote College in his native Panama.

> Was inducted into the Latin Baseball Hall of Fame in Sept. 2014 along with Nomar Garciaparra, Carlos Delgado, Luis Gonzalez, Ozzie Guillen and Pedro Martinez...the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame was created in 2010 and is based in the Dominican Republic.

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