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Ron Wotus #23

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Full Name:
Ron Wotus
Uniform #:
23

COACHING CAREER
- Highly regarded baseball man has spent the past 26 years in the Giants organization, with 24 seasons in coaching ranks and last 16 campaigns on the Major League staff.
- Is one of only five individuals since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining Larry Jansen (12 years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986-96), current pitching coach Dave Righetti (14 years, 2000-pres - ent) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71).
- Invaluable asset has served as the Giants bench coach, while also handling infield defense.
- Was manager in SF's farm system for seven years (1991- 97).
- Was twice named Manager of the Year, while posting overall 554-412 record (.574) in the minors.
- His teams finished above .500 mark and made the playoffs in six of his seven years as skipper.
- Was a member of the coaching staff that traveled to Taiwan with MLB All-Stars in 2011.
- In 1998, he joined Dusty Baker's staff as a third base coach, his first Major League coaching assignment of his career.
- From 1996-97, served as a manager for the Giants' triple-A affiliate in Phoenix, leading Firebirds to back-to-back Pacific Coast League playoff appearances with two Southern Division championships.
- Was named 1997 PCL Manager of Year after piloting Firebirds to the best record in all of triple-A baseball with 88-55 mark, that team finished the season with one of best second half finishes in PCL history, winning 41 of its final 51games.
- From 1993-95 he led SF's double-A franchise at Shreveport to three straight playoff berths.
- His 1995 club claimed Texas League championship with 88-47 mark, best record in all of minor league baseball.
- Was tabbed California League Manager of Year in 1991 when he guided squad San Jose to playoffs with 92-44 ledger, the best mark in all of professional baseball.

PLAYING CAREER
- Originally 16th round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 1979, enjoyed 11-year professional career, including parts of 1983 and 1984 seasons with the Pirates...in 32 big league games with Bucs, logged .207 career mark with two RBI.
- Made his Major League debut Sept. 3, 1983 in Atlanta.
- First Major League hit was a single off Dodgers' Orel Hershiser at LA July 4, 1984.
- His first multiple-hit game came in his last big league outing, second game of Sept. 30, 1984 doubleheader at Philadelphia.
- Also played in Kansas City organization in 1987, before con cluding his career in Giants' chain...played for Phoenix in 1988 and 1989, accumulating .278 batting average.

PERSONAL
- Married (Laurie, Jan. 17, 1987).
- Graduated from Bacon (Colchester, CT) Academy in 1979.
- Played baseball, soccer and basketball in high school, was All-New England center forward in soccer after scoring then-record 89 career goals...averaged 30.0 points per game as All-State guard in basketball as senior.
- Is avid golfer and runs youth baseball clinics with former Giant Erik Johnson during winter.
- Has been extremely active in community activities during his 16 seasons with Giants, participating in variety of outreach programs.

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