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Rene Lachemann #38

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Full Name:
Rene Lachemann
Uniform #:
38

COACHING CAREER:
Rene Lachemann begins his second season on the Rockies Major League staff...this will be
his first season in the role of Catching Coach/Defensive Coordinator, as he spent the 2013 season as the Rockies First Base Coach...prior to the 2013 season, Lachemann spent the previous five seasons as the Hitting Coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs after spending the previous three seasons as a Major League coach for the Oakland A's...the 68-year-old served as the A's bench coach in 2005, the first base coach in 2006 and spent the 2007 season as the club's third base coach...Lachemann's career in professional baseball spans over 46 years and includes Major League managerial stints in Seattle (1981-83), Milwaukee (1984) and Florida (1993- 96)...his career record as a Major League manager is 428-559 (.434)...he has been on coaching staffs of teams that have reached postseason play five times (1986 with Boston; 1988-90 with Oakland), including four World Series appearances...he was also a member of the American League's coaching staff for the 1987 and 1990 All-Star Games...Lachemann has also served as a bench coach for Seattle (2003-04) and Chicago-NL (2000-02) and third base coach in St. Louis (1997- 99), where he was reunited with Tony LaRussa...he began his managerial career in 1973, spending five seasons in Oakland's minor league chain...in 1978, he earned manager of the year honors at Mayaguez after leading the Puerto Rican team to the Caribbean World Series championship.

PLAYING CAREER:
Lachemann was originally signed by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964 after he played at the University of Southern California...Lachemann played three seasons with the Athletics (1965-66, 1968)...he compiled a career batting line of: .210 average, 23 runs, 59 hits, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs and 33 RBI in 118 Major League games.

PERSONAL:
A native of Los Angeles, Lachemann attended Dorsey High School and the University of Southern California...he resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. with his wife Lauri...he has two sons, Jim and Britt, and three grandchildren.

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