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COACHING CAREER: Brook Jacoby is in his seventh season as the Major League club's hitting coach...returned to the organization on 11/3/06, when he was hired for that position...previously worked in the Reds' minor league system for 3 seasons from 2000-02, first as a roving hitting instructor and the last 2 years as hitting coach at Class AAA Louisville...before taking the Reds' Major League hitting coach position spent the previous 4 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) April and May of the 2006 season was the Rangers' Major League hitting coach while Rudy Jaramillo recovered from an illness...originally 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.

PLAYING CAREER: Was selected by Atlanta in the seventh 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...he 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 2-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...on 10/21/83 was traded from Atlanta to Cleveland to complete the 8/28/83 deal in which the Braves acquired Len Barker in exchange for players to be named later and $150,000...Rick Behenna (9/2/83) and Brett Butler (10/21/83) were the other players sent to the Indians in that trade...on 7/26/91 was traded from Cleveland to Oakland in exchange for Lee Tinsley and Apolinar Garcia...returned to the Indians on 1/27/92, when he signed as a free agent.

PERSONAL: His father, Brook Sr., played in the Cleveland and Philadelphia organizations...wife's name is Pamela...they have 3 children, son Brook III, son Torrey and daughter Sierra.

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