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Rick Renteria #17

Managerial and Coaching Highlights 

Was hired as the 40th manager in White Sox history on 10/3/16, replacing Robin Ventura, after spending the 2016 season as the Sox bench coach … is the only current Latino manager in Major League Baseball...Brings nine seasons of managerial experience to the posi-tion, including eight in the minor leagues, as well as the 2014 campaign with the Chicago Cubs...Joins Hall-of-Famer Johnny Evers as the only managers of both the White Sox and the Cubs … Evers managed the Sox in 1924 and the Cubs in 1913 and 1921...Was named the 53rd manager in Cubs history on 11/7/13 and guided the Cubs to a 73-89 record in 2014 … led the Cubs to a 31-28 record (.525) from 7/28-remainder of the season … was ejected six times during the 2014 season...Spent six seasons on the San Diego Padres coaching staff, serving as bench coach from 2011-13 and first base coach from 2008-10 … also managed Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic...Managed in the minor leagues for eight seasons, including four each in the Padres (2004-07) and Marlins (1998-2001) organizations, compiling a 539-583 (.480) record...Was named Midwest League Manager of the Year in 1999 after guiding Class A Kane County to a 78-59 record and a playoff berth … managed Class A Lake Elsinore to the California League playoffs in 2006....Began his coaching career in 1998 as manager at Class A Brevard County.

Playing Career

Played professionally for 15 seasons (1980-94) … appeared in 184 games over parts of five major-league seasons with Pittsburgh (1986), Seattle (1987-88) and Florida (1993-94), batting .237 (100-422) with four home runs and 41 RBI..Made his major-league debut on 9/14/86 vs. the Cubs...collected the first pinch-hit in Marlins history on 4/14/93 at San Francisco (off Dave Righetti) … hit his first major-league homer in game two of a doubleheader on 6/1/93 vs. San Francisco (off Bud Black)...Batted .287 (937-3,260) with 167 doubles, 32 triples, 37 home runs, 397 RBI, 459 runs scored and 69 stolen bases over 857 minor-league games...Also played in the Mexican League in 1985, 1991-92 and 1996 … was named Player of the Year for Charros de Jalisco in 1991 after leading the league with a .442 average...Was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (20th overall)...of the 1980 draft … Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (22nd), Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (23rd) and Toronto manager John Gibbons (24th) were selected in succession later in the first round of that draft.

Miscellaneous/Personal

Married Ilene..has four children: Joseph, Michael, Anthony and Alexandria, and one grandchild....Graduated in 1980 from South Gate (Calif.) High School.