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Coaching Career

Named the Mets bench coach on December 8, 2019 ... Was on the San Francisco Giants coaching staff from 2010-2019 ... He was the Giants bench coach from 2018-2019 ... He spent the previous eight years as the team's hitting coach ... The Giants won three World Series championships (2010, 2012, 2014) ... He was also responsible for the Giants outfield defense instruction, positioning and preparation ... Began his coaching career with the Bluefield Orioles, Baltimore's rookie team in the Appalachian League in 2003 ... From 2005-2008, he was the hitting coach for Indianapolis, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates ... In 2009, he was the Giants Triple-A hitting coach at Fresno ... Meulens managed Netherlands during the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classic, guiding the team to an 8-7 overall mark ... He served as a coach on the Dutch 2006 and 2009 WBC team ... He coached for Netherlands at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.

Playing Career

Played professionally in the Majors, Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korean Baseball Organization ... Was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 1985...He made his major league debut on August 23, 1989 for the Yankees ... Overall, he hit .220 with 15 homers and 53 RBI in 182 major league games with the Yankees, Expos and Diamondbacks ... He was the first Curacaoan to played in both the Majors and the Dominican Professional Baseball League ... Was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2016 ... Played internationally for the Netherlands at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 2001 Baseball World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan and the 2002 Intercontinental Cup in Havana, Cuba.

Background

Nicknamed "Bam Bam" from his softball days in Curacao...His friends compared his power to that of the Flintstones cartoon character after seeing him hit home runs left-handed ... Name is pronounced [MEW-lens] ... Speaks five different languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and Papiamento ... Ran the Dutch Antilles Baseball Academy from 2003-2011...Since 2013, has served as the President of the Curacao baseball Week Foundation that gives free clinics and seminars to all players and coaches in Curacao ... On July 13, 2012, he received the Royal decoration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from Consul General Bart van Bolhuis before a San Francisco Giants game ... Was conferred the status of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau - the rank of knighthood ... This decoration bestowed the title of Sir to Meulens marking the honor of being knighted by the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for service to the monarch and country ... He was selected as an inaugural astronaut for "Space Expedition Curacao" a commercial space tourism program the Caribbean nation launched in 2015 ... Meulens had a street named after him by the government of Curacao on December 16, 2013 ... The street is named KAMINDA Hensley F.A. "Bam Bam" Meulens ... He graduated from Triniteit High School in Willemstad, Curacao ... He and his wife, Gyselle, have one son, Elijah Gabriel Ludwig and two daughters, Mia Valentina Turya and Evangelina Cristina Vuri...Elijah, Mia and Evangelina were each born during the years the Giants won the World Series (2010, 2012 and 2014 respectively) ... Hensley also has two daughters from a previous marriage, Michelle and Danielle ... Michelle and husband Kevin Pasquaretta are the parents of his two grandkids - Maxton and Ximena.

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