Chip Hale had a short, fairly unspectacular Major League career as a player, but since moving into coaching he’s carved out a nice long tenure.
The Detroit Tigers today announced three additions to the Major League coaching staff:— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 7, 2020
◾️ George Lombard as Bench Coach
◾️ Scott Coolbaugh as Hitting Coach
◾️ Chip Hale as Third Base Coach pic.twitter.com/usCYOpzymQ
The 56-year-old Hale heads to Detroit after spending the previous three seasons as bench coach for the Washington Nationals, winning a World Series ring in 2019 (and even serving as interim manager for the last few innings of Game 6 after manager Davey Martinez was ejected).
A UA standout from 1984-87, including on the 1986 College World Series title team, Hale was taken in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins. He made his pro debut with Minnesota in 1989 and played for the Twins through 1996 before finishing his playing career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1997.