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DeMarlo Hale

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DeMarlo Hale (born July 16, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball coach for the Boston Red Sox.

Hale is a former first baseman and outfielder in minor league baseball who played in part of four seasons for the Boston and Oakland organizations between 1984 and 1988.

Following his playing career, Hale worked at the Bucky Dent baseball school in Boca Raton, Florida from 1989 through 1992, when he became a coach for Double-A New Britain in the Eastern League.

Hale started his managerial career in 1993 in the Boston farm system with High-A Ft. Lauderdale team in the Florida State League. A year later, he guided Sarasota to the FLS playoffs, and in 1995 he also was a playoff qualifier with Michigan in the Midwest League, being rewarded as Manager of the Year. He spent 1996 with Sarasota and was promoted to Double-A Trenton in 1997, managing the American League team in the Double-A All-Star game.

Hale guided Trenton to a best-league 92-50 record in 1999. That season, he also coached United States team in the All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park, and was honored as Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and Usa Today Baseball Weekly, as well as winning Eastern League honor.

From 2000 to 2001, Hale managed for the Texas Rangers Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma RedHawks, as he guided his team to a pair of second place finishes in the Pacific Coast League East Division, and worked with major league club at spring training. He was promoted as Rangers first base coach and outfield instructor, and continued in his duties until 2004.

In a nine-season managerial career, Hale has posted a 634-614 record for a .508 winning percentage.

Before the 2006 season, Hale was named by the Boston Red Sox as their third base coach in replacement of Dale Sveum. Hale had worked with Red Sox Manager Terry Francona before, when Francona was the Rangers bench coach in 2002.

Demarlo is a graduate of Chicago Vocational High School, where he played baseball and point guard on the basketball team.


Preceded by:
Dale Sveum
Red Sox Thirdbase Coach
Succeeded by: