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Jeffrey William Pentland (born September 8, 1946 in Hollywood, California) is a Major League Baseball coach presently employed as the roving hitting instructor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before being hired to his present assignment in Los Angeles, Pentland worked as the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs (1997-2002), Kansas City Royals (2003-2005), and Seattle Mariners (2005-2008). He was dismissed by the Mariners mid-season amid one of the worst seasons in franchise history.

As a player, Pentland played for Arizona State University Sun Devils, with notable teammates including future big leaguers Reggie Jackson, Duffy Dyer and Gary Gentry. He was on the 1967 National Championship baseball team. In 2002, Pentland was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame.

Pentland is often credited as a major influence in the development of Sammy Sosa.

Pentland resides in Tempe, Arizona.

External links

  • [1] - official Mariners Bio


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