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Gary Thurman

Three Midwest League seasons:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Royals, 1st Round (21st selection), 1983 (Outfielder, [Indianapolis] North Central HS)
  • Professional Career: 14 seasons; 9 in the majors with the Royals, Tigers, Mariners, and Mets.
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League.

Management style

Thurman's a very conventional manager. In 2001, with a team of speedsters, he let them run at will.



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Gary Montez Thurman

DOB: November 12, 1964 Indianapolis, Indiana

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT

2009 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator
2008 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator
2007 Seattle American (ML) Mariners Minor League Outfield Coordinator
2006 Inland Empire California (A+) Mariners 140 3 11 199 .57 48 72 68 .514
  Playoff Qualifier; Playoff Champion, (Co)Manager of the Year
2005 San Antonio Texas (AA) Mariners Coach
2004 San Antonio Texas (AA) Mariners Hitting Coach
2003 Tacoma Pacific Coast (AAA) Mariners Coach
2002 Peoria Arizona (Fall) Cooperative Coach
2002 Wisconsin Midwest (A) Mariners 139 7 16 206 .60 32 53 86 .381
2001 Wisconsin Midwest (A) Mariners 136 4 17 343 .71 40 84 52 .618
  Playoff Qualifier
2000 Wisconsin Midwest (A) Mariners 138 8 21 249 .66 48 78 60 .565
  Playoff Qualifier
1999 Mariners Arizona (R) Mariners 56 0 3 121 .64 20 32 24 .571
  Co-Manager of the Year
1983-98       Playing Career

Minors 5 Seasons   609 22 68 1118 .65 188 319 290 .524
Coach 6 Seasons  
Coach 1 Season  

Total 5 (11) Seasons   609 22 68 1118 .65 188 319 290 .524
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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