Rick Renteria

Richard Avina Renteria (born December 25, 1961) is a Mexican-American former Major League Baseball infielder who is currently the manager of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Renteria played in parts of five seasons between 1986 and 1994 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Florida Marlins. He then coached and managed in the Marlins organization until 2001, and in the San Diego Padres organization until 2013. He was the manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2014. Renteria was also the bench coach for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

Rick Renteria
Rick Renteria 2017 (34319070672)
Renteria on May 5, 2017
Chicago White Sox – No. 36
Infielder / Coach / Manager
Born: December 25, 1961 (age 57)
Harbor City, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1986, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average.237
Home runs4
Runs batted in41
Managerial record202–283
Winning %.416
As player

As manager

As coach

Playing career

After playing for South Gate High School in South Gate, California, Renteria was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 20th overall pick in the 1980 Major League Baseball draft. He made his Major League debut for the Pirates on September 14, 1986. That December he was traded to the Seattle Mariners, and played for them for the 1987 and 1988 seasons.[1] Renteria spent 1989 playing for the Mariners Minor League Baseball affiliate the Calgary Cannons, and the 1990 and 1991 seasons with the Mexican League's Jalisco Charros.[2]

For 1993 and 1994, he returned to the majors, playing for the Florida Marlins. While with the Marlins, he was nicknamed "The Secret Weapon" for his versatility on the field and his timely pinch hitting.[3] In his five Major League seasons, he played in 184 games and had 422 at bats and a .237 batting average.

Coaching career

After his playing career, Renteria has remained in baseball. His first minor league managerial job was in 1998 with the Brevard County Manatees in the Marlins organization. He continued to manage in the Marlins system until 2001. In 2003, he was named the hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm in the Padres organization, and in 2004 he became the Storm's manager. After three seasons with the Storm, in 2007 he was moved up to the Triple-A Portland Beavers. He was promoted to a major league coaching job in 2008.

Renteria moved to being the Padres bench coach for 2011. He also managed the Mexico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. On November 7, 2013, Renteria was hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs.[4] After one season on the job, he was terminated on October 31, 2014, one week after his Cubs successor Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[5]

For the 2016 season, Renteria was hired by the Chicago White Sox to serve as their bench coach.[6]

For the 2017 season, Renteria replaced White Sox manager Robin Ventura.[7] Renteria was the second manager in Chicago baseball history, after Johnny Evers, to manage both the city's franchises. In 2017 he was ejected seven times, more than any other manager in the major leagues.[8]

Managerial record

As of June 1, 2019
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
G W L Win % G W L Win %
Chicago Cubs 2014 2014 162 73 89 .451 DNQ
Chicago White Sox 2017 present 546 232 314 .425 0 0 0
Total 708 305 403 .431 0 0 0


  1. ^ Rick Renteria Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Rick Renteria Minor & Mexican Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Renter Becomes Free Agent, Likely To Leave Marlins". Sun-Sentinel.
  4. ^ "Cubs hire Rick Renteria". ESPN Chicago.
  5. ^ Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria
  6. ^ "Rick Renteria brings class act to White Sox as new bench coach". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  7. ^ Lancaster, Marc (October 3, 2016). "Rick Renteria gets another shot as manager with White Sox". Sporting News. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  8. ^ 2017 Major League Baseball Managers | Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ "Joe Maddon". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 15, 2014.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Parent
Chicago White Sox bench coach
Succeeded by
Joe McEwing
1987 Seattle Mariners season

The Seattle Mariners 1987 season was their 11th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 78–84 (.481).

1988 Seattle Mariners season

The Seattle Mariners 1988 season was their 12th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 7th in the American League West with a record of 68–93 (.422).

1990 Seattle Mariners season

The 1990 Seattle Mariners season was the 14th for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball. They finished fifth in the American League West in 1990 at 77–85 (.475). The Mariners hit six grand slams, the most in MLB in 1990.

1993 Florida Marlins season

The 1993 Florida Marlins season was the inaugural year for the team, part of the 1993 Major League Baseball expansion. Their manager was Rene Lachemann. They played home games at Joe Robbie Stadium. They finished 33 games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies, with a record of 64-98, sixth in the National League East, ahead of only the New York Mets.

1994 Florida Marlins season

The Florida Marlins' 1994 season was the second season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in the National League. It would begin with the team attempting to improve on their season from 1993. Their manager was Rene Lachemann. They played home games at Joe Robbie Stadium. They finished with a record of 51-64, last in the National League East. The season ended early as a result of the 1994 players strike.

2014 Chicago Cubs season

The 2014 Chicago Cubs season was the 143rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 139th in the National League and the 99th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs began the season on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 31, 2014 and finished the regular season on September 28, 2014, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs finished the season with a 73–89 record in last place in the National League Central Division in Rick Renteria's first and only season as manager.This season marked the 100th season of play at Wrigley Field, though the Cubs did not start playing there until 1916. To mark the occasion, the Cubs wore different uniforms to represent each decade during ten homestands throughout the season.

The season marked the third year of the Cubs rebuild under President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer which would result in the Cubs breaking their 108-year World Series drought and lead the Cubs to the 2016 World Series championship.

During the season, the Cubs drafted Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 Draft who would play an important role in the 2016 World Series.

2017 Chicago White Sox season

The 2017 Chicago White Sox season was the franchise’s 118th season in Chicago and 117th in the American League. It was also the team’s first season under new manager Rick Renteria following Robin Ventura, who chose not to extend his contract with the team after five seasons. The White Sox missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season, and finished in 4th place in their division and second worst in the AL respectively.

2018 Chicago White Sox season

The 2018 Chicago White Sox season was the club's 119th season in Chicago and 118th in the American League. It marked the second season with Rick Renteria as manager of the Sox. The Sox played their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field. After losing to the Red Sox on August 30 they clinched their 7th consecutive losing season and their 11th year without a Postseason Spot. They began their season on March 29 against the Kansas City Royals and finished the season on September 30 against the Minnesota Twins.

At 62-100, the White Sox finished four games ahead of the last-place Royals, had the 3rd worst record in the league, and 29 games behind the Cleveland Indians; it was their first 100-loss season since 1970.

Notable moments included:

Second-year pitcher Dylan Covey going 5-14 with a 5.18 ERA despite slight improvements over his rookie year

White Sox pitchers finishing with a 4.84 combined ERA

Winning just 13 series

Going 1-8 against the Tigers with home-field advantage

Going 0-7 against the AL West champion Astros. In the series against them on April 20th, White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the game and was ruled out for the remainder of the season after being hospitalized.

Getting swept 14 times in the season

Getting shutout 10 times in the season

Yielding 10 or more runs in 23 games, comprising 15% of the total number of games they played in the seasonIt was the final season for long time PBP announcer Ken Harrelson who retired before the end of the season, and the second of the last for broadcasts on long time FTA broadcaster WGN-TV, the 2018-19 offseason was when it was announced that NBC Sports Chicago, the team's cable partner, will become the de facto official station of the team effective Opening Day 2020 with more game broadcasts there. No plans are yet to be made regarding the team's future free-to-air television broadcasts, through.

Curt Hasler

Curtis Allan Hasler (born December 29, 1964) is an American professional baseball coach and former pitcher. He has served as the bullpen coach for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball since 2017.Hasler is a native of Honolulu who has spent his entire professional career in the White Sox organization. A 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), 215 lb (98 kg) right-handed pitcher, he attended Bradley University and was selected by the ChiSox in the 21st round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft. He pitched for five seasons (1987–91) in the club's farm system, posting a win–loss record of 34–30 and an earned run average of 3.51 in 97 minor-league games and 561​2⁄3 innings pitched. He appeared in 11 games at the Triple-A level in his final active season.

In 1992, he became a pitching coach at the Rookie and Class A levels in the White Sox' system, and continued in that role until he became roving minor league pitching coordinator from 2011–16. The 2017 season marked his 30th year in the Chicago organization and his first in the Major Leagues as bullpen coach on the staff of Rick Renteria.

Dale Sveum

Dale Curtis Sveum ( SWAYM; born November 23, 1963) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager. He is currently the hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals. As a player, Sveum saw action in twelve major league seasons between 1986 and 1999. He was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Yankees. Following his playing career, Sveum managed in minor league baseball for several seasons before becoming an MLB coach. Sveum briefly served as manager of the Brewers in 2008. He was named manager of the Cubs after the 2011 season. His cousin was Blue Jays all-star John Olerud

Dave Roberts (outfielder)

David Ray Roberts (born May 31, 1972) is an American professional baseball manager and former outfielder who is the current manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for five Major League teams over a ten-year career and then coached for the San Diego Padres before being named Dodgers manager for the 2016 season. The son of a Japanese mother and African American father, Roberts became the first manager of Asian heritage to lead a team to the World Series in 2017, when the Dodgers captured the National League pennant. Although he played for the Boston Red Sox for only part of one season, his most notable achievement as a player was a key stolen base in the 2004 ALCS that ignited the Red Sox's drive to their championship that year. Roberts batted and threw left-handed.

Gary Jones (manager)

Gary Wayne Jones (born November 11, 1960) is an American minor league baseball manager and a former coach in Major League Baseball. Jones was the third base coach of the Chicago Cubs from 2014 to 2017. In 2018, he returned to managing as the skipper of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A International League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.Prior to his appointment to the 2014 coaching staff of then-Cub manager Rick Renteria, Jones spent seven years as the roving minor league infield instructor for the San Diego Padres, where Renteria had been a Major League coach. He was retained when Joe Maddon replaced Renteria as the Cubs' manager in October 2014 for the 2015 season, and in 2017 entered his fourth season as the Cubs' third-base coach, including service on 2016's National League and World Series championship team.

Until he became the Cubs' third base coach, Jones had spent one season in a Major League uniform out of his 32 years in professional baseball—1998, as the first-base coach of the Oakland Athletics.

In joining the Cubs, Jones returned to his first MLB organization. Chicago originally signed him as a 21-year-old free agent infielder in 1982 out of the University of Arkansas. Jones played for seven years in the Cubs and Athletics farm systems, including two seasons with the Triple-A Tacoma Tigers, and batted .283 with nine home runs in 899 minor league games between 1982 and 1989. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 162 pounds (73 kg).

After retiring as a player, he was a manager in the Oakland, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego organizations. From 1990–97, 1999–2001 and 2003–06, Jones led teams in the International League, Pacific Coast League, Southern League, Midwest League, and Arizona Fall League. He managed the Madison Muskies, Huntsville Stars, Edmonton Trappers, Pawtucket Red Sox, Fort Wayne Wizards and Mobile BayBears. He served the Red Sox as coordinator of minor league instruction in 2002.

Jones led the Stars to the Southern League championship in 1994 and the Trappers to back-to-back Pacific Coast League championships in 1996 and 1997. He also won Manager-of-the-Year Awards in 1991 (Madison), 1994 (Huntsville), 1996 and 1997 (both with Edmonton). In his first season with Lehigh Valley, he led the 2018 IronPigs to an 84–56 win–loss record and the International League North Division championship, although his team was eliminated in the opening round of the Governors' Cup playoffs. Through 2018, his career mark as a minor league manager was 1,124–1,028 (.522).

Greenwood Braves

The Greenwood Braves were a single-A minor league baseball team located in Greenwood, South Carolina that existed from 1968 to 1979.

Joe Maddon

Joseph John Maddon Jr. (born February 8, 1954) is an American professional baseball manager for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Maddon began his coaching career in MLB with the California Angels in 1993 and served under managers Buck Rodgers, Marcel Lachemann, John McNamara, Terry Collins, and Mike Scioscia. He served two stints as interim manager during this time. He managed the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 through 2014, winning the 2008 American League pennant. After opting out of his contract following the 2014 season, he joined the Cubs, led them to the 2015 National League Championship Series and was named the 2015 National League Manager of the Year. In 2016, Maddon managed the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908.

Lester Strode

James Lester Strode (born June 17, 1958 in McMinnville, Tennessee) is the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs.

He was born and raised in McMinnville, Tennessee, often crediting McMinnville as his home. After attending Kentucky State University, Strode was selected as a pitcher by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1980 amateur draft and played in the minors from 1980 to 1988.After his playing career ended, he was a longtime pitching coach in the Chicago Cubs farm system. Strode was the pitching coach for the Rookie League Wytheville Cubs in 1989, the Single-A Peoria Chiefs from 1990 to 1991, the Winston-Salem Spirits in 1992, and the Daytona Cubs in 1993. He was then the Cubs' minor league pitching coordinator from 1996 to 2006. Following the 2006 season, he became the Cubs' bullpen coach. Strode is currently the longest tenured Cubs coach, having served as bullpen coach since 2007, under managers Lou Piniella, Mike Quade, Dale Sveum, Rick Rentería, and Joe Maddon. He was a member of the 2016 coaching staff for the Cubs that led the team winning the World Series.In December 2006, Strode was chosen as a member of the Warren County (TN) Sports Hall of Fame.

List of Chicago Cubs managers

The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team that plays in the National League (NL) Central Division. Since their inception as the White Stockings in 1876, the Cubs have employed 60 managers. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. The Cubs have had 13 general managers. The general manager controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts. The first person to officially hold the title of general manager for the Cubs was Charles Weber, who assumed the title in 1934. The franchise's first manager was Baseball Hall of Famer Albert Spalding, who helped the White Stockings become the first champions of the newly formed National League.After co-managing with Silver Flint during the 1879 Chicago White Stockings season, Hall of Famer Cap Anson began an 18-year managerial tenure in 1880, the longest in franchise history. Under Anson, the team won five more NL pennants — in 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885 and 1886—tying the 1885 World Series and losing the 1886 World Series in the process. Anson won 1,283 games as the White Stockings' manager, the most in franchise history. After taking over for Hall of Fame manager Frank Selee in 1905, Frank Chance — another Hall of Famer — managed the team through the 1912 season. During his tenure, the franchise won four more NL pennants in 1906, 1907, 1908, and 1910, winning its only two World Series titles in 1907 and 1908 until 2016 Chance's .664 career winning percentage is the highest of any Cubs manager. After Chance, from 1913 through 1960, the Cubs employed nineteen managers, nine of which were inducted into the Hall of Fame. During this period, the Cubs won six more NL pennants, including three under manager Charlie Grimm. Split between Grimm's two managerial stints in the 1930s and 1940s, plus a brief appearance as manager in 1960, Grimm accumulated 946 career wins, second-most in franchise history behind Anson.Owner P. K. Wrigley then began experimenting with the managerial position and in December 1960, announced that Cubs would not have only one manager for the coming season. Instead, the team implemented a new managerial system known as the "College of Coaches". The system was meant to blend ideas from several individuals instead of relying on one manager. During its first year, the team rotated four different managers into the role: Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, El Tappe and Lou Klein. The next year, under the guidance of Tappe, Klein and Charlie Metro, the Cubs lost a franchise-record 103 games. Bob Kennedy managed the team for the next three seasons until Hall of Famer Leo Durocher assumed the managerial role for the 1966 season, effectively ending the five-year-long "College of Coaches" experiment. During his first season as manager, Durocher's Cubs tied the franchise's 103-game loss record set four years earlier by the "College"; however, he maintained a winning record for the rest of his seven-year tenure.In the last 37 seasons since Durocher, the Cubs have had 22 managers. Jim Frey and Don Zimmer led the team to the National League Championship Series (NLCS) in 1984 and 1989, respectively. In both of those seasons, the team's manager won a Manager of the Year Award. Jim Riggleman managed the team for five years from 1995 through 1999, earning the team's first and only wild card playoff spot in 1998. Dusty Baker's Cubs lost in the 2003 NLCS during the first year of a four-year managing tenure. Baker's successor, Lou Piniella, led the team to two consecutive National League Central Division titles during his first two years with the team and was awarded the 2008 Manager of the Year Award. On July 20, 2010, Piniella announced his intention to retire as manager of the Cubs following the end of the season. However, on August 22, 2010, Piniella announced he would resign after that day's game with the Atlanta Braves, citing family reasons. Third base coach Mike Quade would finish the rest of the season as manager. The Cubs' current general manager is Jed Hoyer, who replaced Jim Hendry.On November 7, 2013, the Cubs hired Rick Renteria as their new manager. He replaced Dale Sveum. He was fired on October 31, 2014 as the team prepared to hire Joe Maddon.

List of Chicago White Sox managers

The Chicago White Sox is a U.S. professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are members of the American League Central Division in Major League Baseball. In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager, or more formally, the field manager. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. Since the inception of the team in 1901, it has employed 40 different managers. The White Sox's current manager is Rick Renteria, who was appointed on October 3, 2016.

The franchise's first manager was Hall of Famer Clark Griffith, who managed the team for two seasons and led them to the American League championship in their inaugural season. Fielder Jones, who managed the team from 1904 to 1908, led the team to its second American League championship and its first World Series championship (no World Series was played in 1901), defeating the White Sox's crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs, in the 1906 World Series. Pants Rowland and Kid Gleason managed the White Sox to American League championships in 1917 and 1919, respectively, with the White Sox winning the 1917 World Series but losing the 1919 World Series in the infamous Black Sox scandal. The White Sox did not win another American League championship until 1959, with Al López as their manager. The White Sox lost the 1959 World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The White Sox next captured the American League pennant in 2005 and, with Ozzie Guillén as their manager, defeated the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series.The longest–tenured White Sox manager was Jimmy Dykes, who managed the team for 1,850 games from 1934 to 1946. The only other White Sox managers who have managed more than 1,000 games are Lopez with 1,495, Guillén with 1,135, and Tony La Russa with 1,035. Dykes' 899 wins and 940 losses also lead all White Sox managers. Jones' winning percentage of .592 is the highest of any White Sox manager. Five White Sox managers have served multiple terms managing the team. Nixey Callahan was the White Sox manager in 1903 and part of 1904, and then again from 1912 to 1914. Johnny Evers served two terms as manager, separated by a bout of appendicitis in 1924. Eddie Collins served as interim manager for 27 games in 1924 season while Evers was ill and then served as the full–time manager in 1925 and 1926. Lopez served three terms as manager: the first from 1957 to 1965; then for 11 games during the 1968 season, before being hospitalized with appendicitis; and then returning for another 53 games from the end of the 1968 season through the beginning of the 1969 season. Les Moss served as interim manager for two games in 1968, replacing Eddie Stanky before being replaced by Lopez. After Lopez was hospitalized later that season, Moss took over as manager again for 34 games before Lopez returned. Hall of Famer Frank Chance was hired to manage the team for the 1924 but illness forced him to retire before managing any games. Eleven Hall of Famers have managed the White Sox: Griffith, Hugh Duffy, Collins, Evers, Ed Walsh, Ray Schalk, Ted Lyons, Lopez, Bob Lemon Larry Doby and Tony LaRussa. Lopez and LaRussa were elected as manager; the others were elected as players.

Portland Sea Dogs

The Portland Sea Dogs are a Minor League Baseball team based in Portland, Maine, that currently plays in the Eastern League. Established in 1994, the Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

The Sea Dogs became part of the Red Sox system for the 2003 season; previously they were affiliated with the Florida Marlins. The change in affiliation brought success in the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the Sea Dogs went to the Eastern League championship series both years. They won their first-ever title on September 17, 2006, defeating the Akron Aeros, 8–5, in a rematch of the series from the previous year. It was the first Double-A championship for a Red Sox farm team since 1983 when they were based in New Britain, Connecticut.

Currently, all games are carried on a network of radio stations with Mike Antonellis providing the play-by-play, with the flagship WPEI and select TV games on NESN with Eric Frede play-by-play and former Red Sox relief pitcher Ken Ryan.

South Gate High School

South Gate High School is a 9-12 high school in South Gate, California, United States and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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