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BOSTON RED SOX - Named Kevin ...
BOSTON RED SOX - Named Kevin Boles manager and Bruce Crabbe coach of Pawtucket (IL); Billy McMillon manager of Portland (EL); Carlos Febles manager and U.L. Washington hitting coach of Salem (Carolina); Darren Fenster manager, Nelson Paulino hitting coach and Satoshi Kajiyama trainer of Greenville (SAL); Nick Faciana trainer of Lowell (NYP); and Tom Kotchman manager of the GCL Red Sox.
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Bruce Crabbe, Not Kidding - 290
The manager, Bruce Crabbe, had something to tell him.
played at AAA
for six seasons in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
never made the next jump, to the majors.
has since gone on to a long post-playing career as a coach. manager and coordinator in the minor leagues.
also worked with a woman's team.
Crabbe's professional playing career began in 1984, taken by the Cubs in the 19th round, out of the University of Florida
With Florida that year, Crabbe
helped the Gators to the SEC championship, their second in three years.
"I don't really remember how I felt then," Crabbe
told The Gainesville Sun
of the earlier championship, "but I know I felt good.
But I don't know if I can beat the feeling that I have right now."
With the Cubs, Crabbe
started at short-season Geneva, in the same league he
would later manage in.
The infielder hit .307 with four home runs.
continued to hit well at single-A Peoria in 1985, hitting .313.
Making the jump to AA Pittsfield in 1986, Crabbe hit .292.
earned Eastern League Player of the Week honors in early August.
In 1987, Crabbe hit AAA
for the first time.
would stay there through 1992.
average dropped that first year with Iowa to .251.
By 1989, he
hit .265 and had three home runs.
Two of his
home runs came on one May weekend against Louisville.
That was his
last year with the Cubs.
He signed with the Braves for 1990, playing at AAA Richmond that year and the next.
final year came in 1992, playing with the Blue Jays
post-playing career began by 1994, managing the Pioneer League's Butte Copper Kings.
By 1997, Crabbe
had moved on to manage the Colorado Silver Bullets, the all-woman baseball team.
That June, his
woman's team got into a brawl, after an opposing pitcher laughed after hitting a batter.
"I don't blame her
told The Associated Press
Crabbe served as hitting coach at AAA Oklahoma from 2001 to 2004.
then moved to the Red Sox system. serving as manager at short-season Lowell in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
wasn't managing Lowell, he
served as the Red Sox' roving infield instructor.
For 2011, Crabbe is set to serve as manager at high-A Salem.
In July 2010, Crabbe
managed at Fenway Park, taking Lowell there for the Futures at Fenway game, playing Jamestown.
"You never know what can happen at this level because it was so early," Crabbe
Life at DST
Bruce Crabbe, Infield Coordinator for the Boston Red SoxFormer Atlanta Braves minor leaguer and current DST hitting instructor Greg Miller talks with Bruce Crabbe, the roving Infield Instructor and Manager of the Lowell Spinners, a class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - The Pawtucket ...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox are pleased to announce that Kevin Boles will return as PawSox manager for the 2015 season and will once again be joined by coach Bruce Crabbe who is also back for his second season in Pawtucket.
Bruce Crabbe - Senior Hitting Instructor
22nd season in professional baseball in 2006.
was drafted by four separate Major League clubs before signing out of the University of Florida
in 1984 with the Chicago Cubs.
played nine seasons professionally in the Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations playing with such greats as Greg Maddux, Rafael Palmiero, Mark Grace, and Will Clark along the way.
just completed his
13th year of coaching spending seven with the Texas Rangers as a Manager for their single A affiliate and Hitting Coach for their AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City.
has worked under Major League Hitting Coach Rudy Jaramillo, considered by many the best hitting instructor in the game today, and has worked with such Major League hitters as Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzales, Hank Blalock, Mark Teixeira, and Michael Young.
spent 2005 as the hitting coach for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League
, the high class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
In 2006, he
managed the Lowell Spinners, a short season class A affiliate of the Red Sox.
is now in his
second season as the Red Sox Infield Coordinator and spends his
time traveling up and down the organization developing their infielders.