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COACHING CAREER: 1981 American League batting champion returns to the Colorado for his second season as the Rockies Major League hitting coach...2012 campaign will mark his seventh as Major League coach, having served as Tony La Russa's bench coach in both Oakland (1994-95) and St. Louis (1997-98), and the Major League hitting coach for the Giants (2008-09)...served as Triple-A manager in Angels organization in 1999, before leaving professional coaching ranks from 2000-06 to assist in his two sons' baseball development...in 2011 Lansford oversaw an offense that included Troy Tulowitzki becoming the second shortstop in National League history to post a 30 home run/100 RBI season...previously was a member of the Rockies' organization in 2007 as the Triple-A Colorado Springs hitting coach...the 2008 Giants finished eighth in NL with .262 batting average (1,452-for-5,543) and SF was sixth in doubles (311) and third in triples (37)...SF hit well over final 2 months of season, compiling .280 average (504-for-1797), which was second-highest clip in NL and seventh-best mark in Majors beginning 8/4...in 2007 Sky Sox emerged as one of best offensive clubs in Pacific Coast League, ranking third in circuit with .292 batting average, fourth with .452 slugging percentage and fifth with .353 on-base mark...1999 was his lone season as minor league manager, skippering Triple-A Edmonton in Angels' system...guided Trappers to third-place finish in Pacific Coast League's West Division...was Manager Tony La Russa's bench coach in St. Louis from 1997-98, while also serving as club's infield instructor...1996 was part-time instructor for Cardinals...1994-95 began professional coaching career under his former skipper, serving as La Russa's bench coach and infield instructor during manager's final two campaigns in Oakland.

PLAYING CAREER: Fashioned a fine Major League career, posting lifetime .290 average with 2,074 hits, 1,007 runs, 332 doubles, 151 home runs, 874 RBI and 224 steals in 1,862 games with California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92)...1988 American League All-Star logged 5 seasons with .300-or-better average, while compiling at least as many walks as strikeouts in five different campaigns...originally signed by Angels in 1975 after graduating from Santa Clara, CA's Wilcox High School, finished third in 1978 AL Rookie of Year balloting after hitting .291 as 21-year-old...was dealt to Boston prior to 1981 season, and became first right-handed batter in 11 years to win AL batting title with .336 mark that season...also hit .336 with A's in 1989, second-best single-season mark in club history... made five trips to postseason and excelled upon October stage, batting .305 (39-for-128) with 18 RBI in 33 career playoff games...played in LCS five times (1979, 1988-90 and 1992) and had trio of World Series appearances (1988-90)...helped Athletics to 1989 World Championship by going 12-for-27 (.444) with a home run and 8 RBI in 7 games...tied World Series record by scoring 4 runs in Game 3 of 1989 Fall Classic, going 3-for-4 with home run and 2 RBI in Oakland's victory at San Francisco...excellent gloveman led AL third basemen in fielding four times (1979, 1987, 1988 and 1990).

PERSONAL: Carney Ray Lansford...grew up in San Jose, CA...was three-sport star at Wilcox (Santa Clara, CA) High School, earning letters in football, basketball and baseball...captained baseball team 3 years, basketball 2 years and football his senior season...on diamond, was named MVP of Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and of Central Coast Section his senior year...played against Dave Righetti's Pioneer High School teams as prepster...played Little League baseball and helped his San Jose team to World Series finals in Williamsport, PA...married, Debbie...has seen both sons matriculate to professional baseball as well, as both Josh and Jared are right-handed pitchers in professional baseball.

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