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COACHING CAREER: Young returns for his third season as the club's first base coach … also oversees the club's outfield and baserunning instruction … his 2014 season marked a return to the Rockies organization, where he was an All-Star during his playing career … his current role is his second Major League coaching position, as he spent two seasons (2011-12) as the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks … prior to being promoted to Arizona's Major League staff, Young was originally hired by that organization as their Minor League outfield and baserunning coordinator.

PLAYING CAREER: Young played parts of 15 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-NL (1992, 1997- 99), Colorado (1993-97), Chicago-NL (2000-01), Milwaukee (2002-03), San Francisco (2003), Texas (2004, 2006) and San Diego (2005-06) … Young enjoyed his greatest success on the diamond with the Rockies after being selected in the 11th round of the Expansion Draft from the Dodgers … in 613 games across five seasons as a Rockie, Young hit .295 (626-for-2,120), with 378 runs, 102 doubles, 28 triples, 30 home runs, 227 RBI and 180 stolen bases … his 180 stolen bases are still the most in Rockies franchise history … Young was a 1996 All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner … in 1996, he set career highs in batting average (.324), RBI (74), runs (113) and hits (184) … Young stole 465 bases in his Major League career, which is currently tied for 47th in Major League history, and is tied for sixth-most by a Major Leaguer since he made his debut in 1992 … Young stole at least 40 bases in six separate seasons (1993, 1996-2000).

PERSONAL: Eric Orlando Young … he and his wife, Beyonka, have two sons, Eric Jr. and Dallas … Eric Jr. was drafted by the Rockies in the 30th round of the 2003 draft by Colorado and is currently an outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization … Eric Jr. played parts of five seasons with the Rockies (2009-2013) before being traded to the New York Mets in 2013 … Eric Sr. is a 1985 graduate of New Brunswick (NJ) High School where he played baseball, football and basketball. … Young was a two-sport athlete at Rutgers, where he earned his degree in business management, playing baseball (1987-89) and football (1985-88) … he is a member of the Rutgers Hall of Fame (class of 1999).

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