Walt Weiss timeline

31.3.2013 Jan Jabrocky 0 Comments

Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss‘ journey to becoming the Rockies‘ manager was unusual given his previous coaching job at Regis Jesuit, but not entirely a surprise based on his life in baseball. A look:

Early days

• Born: Nov. 28, 1963, in Tuxedo, N.Y.

• Groomed his baseball skills on diamonds in Suffern, N.Y., 35 miles from Manhattan, where he helped his father sell magazines at Grand Central Station on weekends.

• Made the Suffern High School Mounties varsity team as a junior.

• Was the Rockland County player of the year in 1982. Drafted in the 10th round by the Orioles.

• Signed with North Carolina, where he was three-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference player.

1985: Selected by Oakland as the 11th overall pick in the MLB draft.

1987: Made his major-league debut July 12, at age 23.

1988: Was the American League rookie of the year, drawing a salary of $62,500.

1989: Won the World Series with the Athletics.

1994: Joined the Rockies, compiling a .375 on-base percentage in four seasons.

1998: Signed with the Braves as a free agent, earning his only all-star berth. As a member of the Braves, played his last game Oct. 1, 2000 — a loss to the Rockies.

2002-08: Served as a special assistant for the Rockies.

2009-11: Was the Regis Jesuit High School assistant baseball coach.2012: Named head coach at Regis Jesuit, leading the team to a 20-6 record.

Nov. 8, 2012: Named the sixth manager in Rockies history.

Read more: Walt Weiss was born to run the Colorado Rockies – The Denver Post
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