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Jim Riggleman

Washington Nationals — No. 5
Manager
Born: November 9, 1952 (1952-11-09) (age 57)
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
1992 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Games     1177
Win-Loss record     522-654
Winning %     .444
Teams
As Manager

James David Riggleman (born November 9, 1952 in Fort Dix, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball manager who presently manages the Washington Nationals. He previously managed the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, and Seattle Mariners.

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Playing career

Riggleman was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 amateur draft out of Frostburg State University.[1] He was assigned to the double-A level Waterbury Dodgers, where he played third base and second base.[2] During the 1976 season, Riggleman transferred to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was assigned to the double-A Arkansas Travelers and played in both infield and outfield. His career peaked at the triple-A level, which he reached in the Cardinals organization in 1977 and 1979. His career ended after the 1981 season at the age of 28.[2]

Coaching and managing career

In 1983, Riggleman became manager of the St. Petersburg Cardinals, a class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He managed at the double-A level in the Cardinals organization—including with the Arkansas Travelers, the team which he spent most of his playing career with—and at the triple-A level in the San Diego Padres organization.[2]

Riggleman made his major league managerial debut with the Padres late in the 1992 season—after already managing a full season with the triple-A Las Vegas Stars—due to the late season departure of Greg Riddoch, and was retained through the 1994 season.[3]

In 1995 he became manager of the Chicago Cubs. In 1998, Riggleman's Cubs earned a wild card postseason appearance that ultimately resulted in a loss to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. The 1998 Cubs also saw right fielder Sammy Sosa chasing and ultimately breaking Roger Maris' single-season home run record. Riggleman would manage the Cubs through the 1999 season.[3] He then spent 20012004 as bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers under manager Jim Tracy.

Riggleman began the 2008 season as the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners under new manager John McLaren. He was promoted to interim manager upon McLaren's dismissal on June 19, 2008,[4] but was not retained by the Mariners after the season ended. He was then named bench coach for the Washington Nationals for the 2009 season, and was promoted again to interim manager on July 12, 2009 following Manny Acta's midseason dismissal.[5] Riggleman has since been retained as manager for the 2010 season, and has picked McLaren as his bench coach.

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Preceded by
Nick Leyva
St. Petersburg Cardinals Manager
1982-1984
Succeeded by
Dave Bialas
Preceded by
Dave Bialas
Arkansas Travelers Manager
1985-1988
Succeeded by
Darold Knowles
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St. Louis Cardinals First Base Coach
1989-1990
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Pat Kelly
Las Vegas Stars Manager
1991-1992
Succeeded by
Russ Nixon
Preceded by
Greg Riddoch
San Diego Padres Manager
1992-1994
Succeeded by
Bruce Bochy
Preceded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Chicago Cubs Manager
1995-1999
Succeeded by
Don Baylor
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach
2001-2004
Succeeded by
Jim Lett
Preceded by
Mike Goff
Seattle Mariners Bench Coach
2008
Succeeded by
Lee Elia
Preceded by
John McLaren
Seattle Mariners Manager
2008
Succeeded by
Don Wakamatsu
Preceded by
Pat Corrales
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
2009
Succeeded by
Pat Corrales
Preceded by
Manny Acta
Washington Nationals Manager
2009
Succeeded by
Current Manager
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