• One of baseball's premier pitching coaches returns for his 18th season in San Francisco.
• Is one of just five individuals since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining current bench coach Ron Wotus (19 years, 1998-present), Larry Jansen (12 years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986-96) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71).
• His 17-year run is the longest in San Francisco history among pitching coaches.
• 2000 marked his first year on a Major League staff.
• In 1999 he returned to the Giants organization, serving as a roving minor league pitching instructor.
• Married (Kandice, February 11, 1989)…has three children (triplets Nicolette, Natalee and Wesley, July 19, 1991).
• San Jose (CA) native was All-League baseball player at Pioneer High School.
• Also attended San Jose City College.
• Was named state Junior College Player of Year in 1977.
• Brother, Steve, played in Texas organization from 1977-79, father, Leo, was star shortstop in Pacific Coast League while playing for San Francisco Seals.
• Is an honorary Board member for Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for Deaft (JWPOSD).
• Is also involved with various Cerebral Palsy organizations and El Camino Health Care.
• Is a member of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
• Member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
• San Jose Sports Hall of Fame member.