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Dale Sveum

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Dale Curtis Sveum [swaim] (born November 23, 1963 in Richmond, California) is a retired Major League Baseball player and the third base coach of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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 and 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 2004-2005. 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 teams bench coach. On October 30, 2007, it was announced that Sveum would move from his role as the Brewers bench coach to become the team's third base coach. [2]


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Preceded by:
Mike Cubbage
Red Sox Thirdbase Coach
Succeeded by:
DeMarlo Hale