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Bichette enters his first season on the Rockies Major League field staff...2013 also marks Bichette's first season as a professional coach.

Bichette is a four-time All-Star outfielder who spent seven seasons in the Rockies organization from 1993-1999...overall, Bichette played parts of 14 seasons in the Major Leagues with California (1988-1990), Milwaukee (1991-92), Colorado (1993-99), Cincinnati (2000) and Boston (2000-01)...over his 14 Major League seasons, Bichette batted .299 (1906-for-6381) with 401 doubles, 27 triples, 274 home runs, 1,141 RBI, 934 runs and 152 stolen bases...Bichette was a four-time All-Star with the Rockies (1994-96, 1998) and finished 2nd in the 1995 MVP the strike-shortened season of 1995, Bichette hit .340 (197-for-579) with 38 doubles, 40 home runs and 128 RBI in 139 games...he led the NL in hits, home runs and RBI...Bichette had at least 118 RBI in five-straight seasons (1995-1999)...his 826 RBI from 1993-1999 (all with Colorado) were the third-most in the Major Leagues, and most in the National League...Bichette ranks among the top-5 all-time in Rockies history in games (1,018, 4th), at bats (4,050, 4th), hits (1,278, 3rd), doubles (270, 3rd), home runs (201, 4th), RBI (826, 3rd) and stolen bases (105, 3rd)...Bichette had the first cycle in Rockies history on 6/10/98 vs. TEX (4-for-6, double, home run, triple, single).

Alphonse Dante Bichette...he and his wife Mariana have two sons, Dante Jr. and Bo...Bichette was originally selected by the California Angels in the 17th round of the 1984 amateur draft out of Palm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL).

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