• Named Hitting Coach on November 17, 2014.
• Brook Wallace Jacoby Jr.
• Was MVP at Ventura (CA) Junior College in 1978 and 1979.
• His father, Brook Wallace Jacoby Sr., played in the Cleveland and Philadelphia organizations.
• Was selected by Atlanta in the 7th round of the June 1979 free-agent draft and went on to play 11 seasons in the Major Leagues for the Braves, Indians and Athletics.
• Finished his big league career with a .270 average, 120 home runs and 545 RBI in 1,311 games.
• The former third baseman spent most of his career with Cleveland, where he was a two-time American League All-Star (1986, 1990).
• Produced his best season in 1987, when he established career highs with a .300 batting average and 32 home runs, the highest homer total by an Indians third baseman since Al Rosen led the AL with 43 in 1953.
• Joined the Reds in 2000 following a stint the previous season as the hitting/third base coach for Atlantic City in the independent Atlantic League.
• Worked in the Reds' minor league system for three seasons from 2000-02, first as a roving hitting instructor and the last two years as hitting coach at Class AAA Louisville.
• Spent four seasons in the Texas Rangers' organization, first as hitting coach for the Arizona Rookie League club (2003-04) and then as minor league hitting coordinator (2005-06).
• In April and May of the 2006 season was the Rangers' Major League hitting coach while Rudy Jaramillo recovered from an illness.
• Spent seven seasons as the Major League hitting coach in Cincinnati from 2007-13.
• Served one season as Assistant Hitting Coordinator in the Texas Rangers system.
• Led the 2015 Blue Jays to the #1 offense in baseball as the club scored 891 runs (5.5 per game)...The total was 127 more than the 2nd place Yankees.
• 2017 will mark his 3rd season with Toronto serving as Major League hitting coach.