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Director, Game Development

Phone: (727) ***-****  
Local Address: China
Major League Baseball
75 Ninth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York , New York 10011
United States

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Feature | MLB.com: International
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com, 17 Oct 2008 [cached]
Rick Dell, Director, Game Development
The College of New Jersey's head ...
www.njac.net, 10 July 2007 [cached]
The College of New Jersey's head baseball coach, Rick Dell has announced his resignation from the College to accept a position as the Director of Baseball Operations in Asia for Major League Baseball and will be based in Beijing, China.Dell will assume his new role on September 1, but will continue working on international programs throughout the summer in China.
Interim Director of Athletics John Castaldo noted, "It is with happiness and pride that TCNJ wishes Rick Dell much success in his new position with Major League Baseball.For the past 27 years, Rick has served The College of New Jersey with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
His coaching accomplishments and accolades on the baseball diamond surely speak for themselves.What needs to be noted however is his positive influence and guidance in helping to mold and develop our student-athletes with the highest degree of pride and dignity.Rick has been an excellent role model both within and outside our department.We are sadden to see him go but excited for him as he embarks on a life-long dream of working with Major League Baseball."
Dell noted, "During the past twenty-seven years it has been an honor and a privilege to be the Head Baseball Coach at The College of New Jersey.I have been fortunate to have worked in a positive and progressive environment provided by The College and to have been surrounded by quality players, coaches, parents and alumni, particularly my long time assistants Bill Dearden, Dean Glus, and Ed Yaris.I will miss the relationships, here at TCNJ but look forward to following the successes of the baseball team in years to come."
Dell leaves TCNJ after 27 seasons with the College serving as the one-time men's soccer coach as well as the program's current head baseball coach.During his stint with the College, Dell amassed a combined collegiate coaching record of 890-391-33.
The 2007 season marked the 25th full season for Rick Dell as head coach of TCNJ's baseball team.In the summer of 1995, Dell had been the head coach of two of TCNJ's most successful men's athletic teams: the men's soccer and baseball teams.Dell has accumulated over 800 career wins at TCNJ, having accumulated 19 NCAA Tournament berths.He was already the College's all-time leader in baseball, and ended his men's soccer coaching career as the College's all-time victory leader having produced a 182-60-23 record during his 14 seasons at the helm of the program.He served as the Lions' skipper for 1049 games including the 2007 season.
In 21 plus seasons with the baseball team, including his first year as interim pilot, Dell directed the baseball team to a 708-331-10 record.He earned his 700th career win earlier this past season and his 2007 Lions earned the program's third straight NJAC Championship to earn an NCAA bid.The last 16 years have resulted in new high-water marks for baseball at TCNJ.The team has compiled a won-loss record of 487-201-5 from 1991-2007, while netting NCAA Regional Tournament appearances 15 times since 1985.The Lions have appeared in the NCAA Regionals from 1985-87, 1990-94, 1998-2000, and again in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.In 1991, The College of New Jersey enjoyed its greatest baseball campaign ever, going 34-15-1 and finishing runner-up to the University of Southern Maine in the NCAA Championship game of the Division III World Series.That same year, Dell was rewarded with a selection as the Coach of the Year by the New Jersey Baseball Coaches Association while also earning NCAA Regional Coach of the Year honors as well.
A native of Trenton who excelled in both soccer and baseball at McCorristin High School, and nearby Mercer County Community College, Dell assumed the head baseball coaching position at the College midway through the 1982 season.From 1983 until 1995, his squads won at least 20 games, while the 1998 squad returned to that level recording 29 wins.
Dell was named the most valuable player twice as a pitcher for McCorristin High and led his team to a state title.In college, he starred for the Division I Mountaineers of Appalachian State, playing both soccer and baseball.After graduating in 1977, he went on to play third base for the Lenior Kings for six years.The semipro team from North Carolina won the state championship each year and posted two national crowns.
Since 1989 Dell has spent his summers instructing baseball players in abroad training amateur and professional teams in Italy, Germany, Estonia, Australia, and New Zealand with the United States Baseball Federation and Major League Baseball International.Ten years ago, Dell was named the director of the Greater Philadelphia Christmas Baseball Camp.In 1996, Dell added Indonesia to his list of travels while working for USA Baseball.In 1999, he traveled to the Philippines and New Zealand, while serving as a coordinator for game development in Asia/Pacific for Major League Baseball.
Six summers ago, he became the first representative from Major League Baseball to go into China, while serving as a coordinator for game development in both Asia and the Pacific.Ten years ago, Dell was selected to serve as a clinic leader for Major League Baseball International European Tour, which was held in Scandinavia in 1997.Three years ago, he became the first Major League Baseball representative to go to Uzbekistan and India and did extensive work in India.Two summers ago, he was selected by Major League Baseball as part of the European Elite Academy with Jim Lefebrve, Bruce Hurst, Lee Smith, and Rod Carew.
He also led MLB's trip to Cambodia in July of 2005 and this past year traveled to Tirrenia, Italy for three weeks on the staff with the Major League Baseball European Academy.He also traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to meet with political and university officials.He finished the trip by conducting a summit meeting in Manila, Philippines for the country's baseball leaders.
ABCA: NCAA Division III All-American/Coach of the Year Committee
abca.power-net.net, 25 Feb 2009 [cached]
Rick Dell - College of New Jersey (NJ) 609-771-2374
A long way from sea level ...
www.netshrine.com, 14 May 2008 [cached]
A long way from sea level and ever farther from New Jersey, Rick Dell is standing on a ballfield in the central Chinese city of Chengdu, not quite fathoming what he is seeing.
Chengdu is famous for its pandas, but what is wowing Rick Dell is its pitchers. Surrounded by 47 Chinese ballplayers, most of them kids who didn't know a seam from a shortstop a few years earlier, Dell is admiring the long-limbed fluidity, the mechanical soundness, of one pitcher after another.
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"It's almost beyond comprehension that the Chinese players could be as far advanced as they are after playing the game for such a short time," says Dell, whose day job is as baseball coach at the College of New Jersey in Trenton.
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A sort of baseball Johnny Appleseed, Dell's mission is to increase that number - and it's working.
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Dell has spent the past two summers in China, teaching the game and passing on his love for it. He'll make his third trip next summer, when he heads to Guangdong with a team of eight college and high school coaches. Dell says an acute shortage of knowledgeable coaches, and a dearth of game experience, are the biggest obstacles Chinese ballplayers have to overcome.
He believes the establishment of the pro league will be an immense boost. The plan is to expand the league to 10 cities within a few years. Baseball will finally begin to be woven into the fabric of daily life.
"You have to have people for kids to emulate," Dell says.
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Adds Dell, "In 20 years I don't think it will be uncommon to have Chinese players on major league rosters. And when you consider the population base they have, they could, down the road, be as prominent in baseball as the U.S., Japan, Taiwan or the Latin American countries."
The paucity of game experience, for now, still makes the game go too fast for even the best Chinese ballplayers. Dell says it's common to see guys get panicky, to rush their movements. That will subside the more they play. It shouldn't take long. Dell was stunned when he introduced a group of pitchers in Chengdu to the circle changeup and they were throwing it effectively three days later.
D3baseball.com: The best source for Division III baseball information
www.d3baseball.com, 4 Jan 2008 [cached]
President George W. Bush enjoys a moment with Rick Dell at 2008 Olympics
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President George W. Bush enjoys a moment with Rick Dell at 2008 Olympics
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The College of New Jersey's former baseball coach, Rick Dell threw out the first pitch when the United States Olympic Baseball team opened action in Beijing, China.Dell, the Lions' baseball coach until July of 2007, is currently the director of baseball operations is Asia for Major League Baseball.He is based in Beijing, China and last summer was part of the first-ever China Baseball Academy in Wuxi, China, to train young baseball talent from across China, in conjunction with the China Baseball League.
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