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Chip Hale
Infielder/Designated Hitter
Born: December 2, 1964 (1964-12-02) (age 45)
San Jose, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 27, 1989 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 1997 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average     .277
Home runs     7
RBI     78
Teams

Walter William "Chip" Hale (born December 2, 1964, in San Jose, California) was a Major League Baseball designated hitter, third baseman, and second baseman. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona.

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Hale would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Twins on August 27, 1989, and appear in his final game on October 2, 1997. He won a World Series championship ring as a member of the 1991 Twins.

Chip Hale is also associated with probably one of the most memorable bloopers in baseball history when on May 27, 1991, while playing for the AAA-level Portland Beavers, he hit a deep fly ball to right where outfielder Rodney McCray attempted to catch the ball and ran through the wall.

For the 2006 Major League Baseball season, Hale served as a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks under manager Bob Melvin. Before coaching in the majors, Hale was manager of the Diamondbacks's AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders for three seasons. Under Hale's leadership the minor league Sidewinders finished the regular season with a record of 91-53, a new franchise record; and Hale was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year.[1] [2]

References

  1. ^ "Sidewinders Honored with Team of the Year Trophy". Tucson Sidewinders Baseball. Entertainment Magazine Online. 2007. http://emol.org/tucsonsidewinders/trophy.html. Retrieved 2007-02-12.  
  2. ^ "Roster: Manager and Coaches". The Official Site of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona Diamondbacks. 2007. http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/team/coaches.jsp?c_id=ari. Retrieved 2007-02-12.  

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