*****They say that there is nothing that can compare to the Game 7 of a Championship Series and that is what you have tonight with the Cubs at the Indians for MLB’s World Series Title.*****
Brandon Hyde and John Mallee with the Chicago Cubs, as they go for the Game Seven win/victory and the World Series Title, in Cleveland tonight, at 8pm on FOX TV/WGHP FOX 8….
Brandon Hyde #16 for the Chicago Cubs was the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ first-ever manager back in 2005 and he was the Greensboro Bats hitting coach in 2003 and 2004 and ran the Bats for more than half the season in 2004, when team manager Steve Phillips went home for the birth of his child…
Hyde served as a the Miami Marlins interim manager, June 19, 2011 against Tampa Bay, following the resignation of manager Edwin Rodriguez … Jack McKeon was named manager the following day. Began the 2010 season as minor league infield coordinator in the Marlins system, his first year in that role. Spent the previous five years (2005-09) managing in the Marlins minor league system … managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League in 2009. Served as Double-A Jacksonville’s manager in 2009, guiding the Suns to the first of two-consecutive Southern League Championships. Prior to his stint with Jacksonville, managed the Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads (2008), the Double-A Carolina Mudcats (2007) and the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers (2005-06). Before being promoted to manager, served as Greensboro’s hitting coach for the second half of the 2003 season and all of 2004.
John Mallee #11(Chicago Cubs) is the former roving hitting instructor for the Miami/Florida Marlins and he spent several years coming to Greensboro and teaching former Greensboro Grasshoppers how to improve their game and their hitting approach at the plate….A great team player and good man to have come through our town and to help the young players like Stanton, Ozuna, Yelich, Coghlan, Morrison, Sanchez, McCann and many others get their hitting games going and to get their bats all together….
In 2002, Mallee joined the Marlins organization where he spent the next eight-plus seasons as the organization’s minor league hitting coordinator before being named interim major league hitting coach in June, 2010 … continued as hitting coach for the 2011 season. In October 2012 was named to Bo Porter’s Houston Astros coaching staff as the major league hitting coach, a post he served for two seasons before joining the Cubs.
Former Greensboro Grasshopper Chris Coghlan may get called upon to pinch hit for the Cubs tonight and here are the 2016 post-season numbers on #8 for the Cubs, Chris Coghlan:2016 Postseason Stats 7 at Bats…1 Run/0 Hits/0 HR’s/0 RBI…
Futures Game Selection
Year Team League 2007 Greensboro SAL
Chris Coghlan’s Greensboro Grasshoppers Stats from 2007:
2007 GBO SAL A(Full) 81 Games/305 At Bats/60 Runs/99 Hits/26 Doubles/4 Triples/10 HR’s/64 RBI/Batting Average of .325