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Don Long

Two Midwest League seasons:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Third round, Giants, 1983 June regular phase (3rd base, Washington State University).
  • Professional Career: Three minor league seasons in the Giants organization; reached Double-A Shreveport
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League.

Management style

Long wasn't exactly a conventional manager; his teams tended to bunt a lot, and (like all Angels' managers in the 90s) he left pitchers in longer than most. His baserunning practices depended heavily on the available talent; good runners were set free, while less talented players were usually held on a tight leash.



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Donald Thomas Long

DOB: March 17, 1962 Bremerton, Washington

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT
2009 Pittsburgh National (ML) Pirates Hitting Coach
2008 Pittsburgh National (ML) Pirates Hitting Coach
2007 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2006 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2005 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2004 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2003 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2002 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2001 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2000 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator
1999 Philadelphia National (ML) Phillies Minor League Hitting Instructor
1998 Midland Texas (AA) Angels 140 18 16 194 .64 40 64 76 .457
1997 Lake Elsinore California (A+) Angels 140 6 18 349 .72 63 61 79 .436
1996 Vancouver Pacific Coast (AAA) Angels 138 25 17 140 .64 51 68 70 .493
1995 Vancouver Pacific Coast (AAA) Angels 141 14 25 166 .69 42 81 60 .574
  Playoff Qualifier, Manager of the Year
1994 Vancouver Pacific Coast (AAA) Angels 142 17 19 165 .59 42 77 65 .542
  Playoff Qualifier
1993 Midland Texas (AA) Angels 136 10 18 127 .54 70 68 68 .500
1992 Midland Texas (AA) Angels 133 7 16 147 .61 32 61 72 .459
1991 Midland Texas (AA) Angels 136 11 8 230 .71 38 67 68 .496
  Playoff Qualifier, Manager of the Year
1990 Quad City Midwest (A) Angels 140 21 12 247 .69 42 81 59 .579
  Playoff Qualifier, League Champion, Manager of the Year
1989 Bend Northwest (A-) Angels 75 9 8 70 .63 10 33 42 .440
1988 Bend Northwest (A-) Angels 76 10 4 98 .72 16 38 38 .500
1987 Quad City Midwest (A) Angels Coach
1986 Seattle University Great Northwest? (Collegiate) Redhawks --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1985 Seattle University Great Northwest? (Collegiate) Redhawks --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
1983-85       Playing Career

Coach 1 Season  
Minors 11 Seasons   1397 148 149 1933 .66 446 699 697 .501
Coach 10 Seasons  
College 2 Seasons   --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Total 11 (24) Seasons   1397 148 149 1933 .66 446 699 697 .501
Some statistics are not currently available.

This page may be incomplete.

Key to the Manager Statistics

G = games
CG = complete games
IBB = intentional walks
SBA = stolen base attempts
SB% = stolen base percentage
SH = sacrifice hits (bunts)
W = wins
L = losses
PCT = won/lost percent

A note about using stats to compare managers.


Sources

My standard sources are described here.




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