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Don Long #59

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Full Name:
Don Long
Uniform #:
59

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER: Don Long is in his first season in the organization...spent the 2011-2013 campaigns as minor league hitting coordinator for the Braves following a three-year stint as the Pirates' Major League hitting coach (2008-2010)...before he went to Pittsburgh, in 1999 he was the Phillies' roving hitting instructor and from 2000-2007 served as that organization's minor league hitting coordinator...has 11 years of minor league managerial experience, all in the Angels organization, and three times was voted his league's Manager of the Year (1990 Class A Midwest League, 1991 Double-A Texas League, 1995 Triple-A Pacific Coast League)...was the head coach at Seattle University in 1986, then the next season coached at Class A Quad Cities before beginning his managerial career in 1988.

PLAYING CAREER: The former switch-hitter was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 1983 draft and played three seasons in their farm system...was drafted four times, in 1980 by the Indians, in 1981 by both the Astros (January) and Reds (June) and in 1983 by the Giants.

PERSONAL: Attended Meadowdale High School and Edmonds Community College in Lynwood, WA and Washington State in Pullman...resides in Edmonds, WA with wife Dian and sons Stewart, Preston and Tyler.

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