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Dale Sveum

Sveum as 3rd base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006
Milwaukee Brewers — No. 29
Infielder
Born: November 23, 1963 (1963-11-23) (age 46)
Richmond, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 12, 1986 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1999 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting Average     .236
Home Runs     69
RBI     340
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Career highlights and awards

Dale Curtis Sveum (pronounced "Swaim") (born November 23, 1963, in Richmond, California) is the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is also a retired Major League Baseball player, and former Major League Baseball Manager for the Brewers in 2008.

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Playing career

A talented athlete, Sveum was an All-State and All-American quarterback while attending Pinole Valley High School, in addition to being a fine baseball player. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft, he went on to play 12 seasons in MLB, hitting .236 with 69 home runs.

Sveum's best season came in 1987, when he hit 25 home runs and drove in 95 runs while batting mostly in the ninth spot in the Brewers' lineup. On April 19 (Easter Sunday), he hit a walkoff home run at County Stadium to give Milwaukee a 6–4 victory over the Texas Rangers, their twelfth in a row. The moment is perhaps the greatest of Sveum's career, and the game one of the most remembered in Brewers history. Later that year, he enjoyed the best single game of his career when, on July 17, he hit three home runs and had six RBIs, leading his team to a 12–2 thumping of the California Angels.

The following season, Sveum had a career-threatening collision with teammate Darryl Hamilton in which his leg was broken. He missed the rest of the 1988 season and all of the 1989 season. He was never the same player after the incident, and was replaced on the Milwaukee roster by Gary Sheffield.

Coaching career

Prior to coaching in Milwaukee, Sveum managed the Double A team in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 2001-2003, compiling a 213-211 record. He was named Top Managerial Prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America in 2003.[1]

Sveum was the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox from 2004-05. In Boston, Sveum worked under his former Brewers teammate Terry Francona, and the team won the 2004 World Series. He left the Red Sox to rejoin the Brewers as the team's bench coach. On October 30, 2007, Sveum left his role as the Brewers' bench coach to become the team's third base coach.[2] On September 15, 2008, he was named interim manager of the Milwaukee Brewers after manager Ned Yost was fired. As Ken Macha took over the Brewers for the 2009 season, Sveum stayed on as the team's hitting coach.

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Managerial Record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
Milwaukee Brewers 2008 12 7 5 .583 2nd in NL Central (Wild Card) 1 3 .250 Lost in NLDS
MIL Total 12 7 5 .583 1 3 .250 -
Total 12 7 5 .583 1 3 .250 -

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References

Sources

Preceded by
Marty Brown
Altoona Curve Manager
2001-2003
Succeeded by
Tony Beasley
Preceded by
Mike Cubbage
Boston Red Sox Third Base Coach
2004-2005
Succeeded by
DeMarlo Hale
Preceded by
Rich Donnelly
Milwaukee Brewers Third Base Coach
2006
Succeeded by
Nick Leyva
Preceded by
Robin Yount
Milwaukee Brewers Bench Coach
2007
Succeeded by
Ted Simmons
Preceded by
Rich Donnelly
Milwaukee Brewers Third Base Coach
2008
Succeeded by
Garth Iorg
Preceded by
Ned Yost
Milwaukee Brewers Manager
2008
Succeeded by
Ken Macha
Preceded by
Jim Skaalen
Milwaukee Brewers Hitting Coach
2009-
Succeeded by
Current Coach

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