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Bill Mueller resigned as Cubs hitting coach
6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 3:29PM #1
JonahFalcon
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Mueller resigned as hitting coach when the Cubs let his assistant go with the impending signing of Joe Maddon. Anyone know anything about Mueller (not as a player, as a hitting coach.)
6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 4:14PM #2
ArtVandelay
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 4:32PM #3
yank0428
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Oct 31, 2014 -- 3:29PM, JonahFalcon wrote:

Mueller resigned as hitting coach when the Cubs let his assistant go with the impending signing of Joe Maddon. Anyone know anything about Mueller (not as a player, as a hitting coach.)



Yes he likes his hitters to use wood bats and swing at strikes.

6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 4:34PM #4
ArtVandelay
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Oct 31, 2014 -- 4:32PM, yank0428 wrote:


Oct 31, 2014 -- 3:29PM, JonahFalcon wrote:

Mueller resigned as hitting coach when the Cubs let his assistant go with the impending signing of Joe Maddon. Anyone know anything about Mueller (not as a player, as a hitting coach.)



Yes he likes his hitters to use wood bats and swing at strikes.




that's the kind of progressive thinking that we need....

6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 4:40PM #5
ru4_nyy
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Coaching career[edit]


On November 17, 2006, the Dodgers announced that Mueller was retiring from baseball and had been hired as a special assistant to the GM.[4]


On June 15, 2007, Mueller was named Los Angeles Dodgers interim hitting coach when Eddie Murray was fired. After a month on the job, manager Grady Little announced that the Dodgers would be removing the "interim" tag and that Mueller would remain the teams's hitting coach through the end of the season.[5]


After the season, it was announced that Mueller would be giving up his role as hitting coach to return to a front office position.[6]


Mueller served as a Special Assistant to General Manager Ned Colletti through the 2012 season, when he left that position to become a full-time scout.[7]


On November 22, 2013, Mueller was named Hitting Coach of the Chicago Cubs under new manager Rick Renteria. On October 7, 2014, he subsequently resigned that position, a week after his assistant, Mike Brumley, was dismissed by the Cubs. [8]


Highlights[edit]

  • Was the American League batting champion in 2003 with a batting average of .326, mostly batting eighth.
  • Won the American League Silver Slugger Award for third basemen in 2003.
  • On July 29, 2003 against the Texas Rangers, became the only player in major league history to hit two grand slams in a single game from opposite sides of the plate. He in fact hit three home runs in that game, and his two grand slams were in consecutive at-bats.
  • Hit a dramatic game-winning walk-off home run on July 24, 2004 against the New York Yankees. The game had been a seesaw battle featuring a bench-clearing brawl in which Boston catcher Jason Varitek and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez famously clashed after Bronson Arroyo hit Rodríguez with a pitch. The game appeared to be another devastating loss for the then stagnant Red Sox, but in the bottom of the ninth, with the Red Sox down a run and Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on the mound, Mueller hit a 3–1 pitch into the Red Sox bullpen in right-center, winning the game for the Red Sox. Many baseball analysts considered this game to be the turning point in the Red Sox 2004 season, in which they went on to win the World Series.
  • Made a significant number of contributions to the Red Sox's World Series win in 2004. The most notable was his critical RBI single in the ninth inning of Game 4 against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Down 4-3 in the ninth inning and facing elimination, Kevin Millar drew a walk from closer Mariano Rivera. Dave Roberts came in to pinch run for Millar and stole second base. Mueller singled him home and the Red Sox went on to win in 12 innings, beginning their run of eight straight wins, culminating in the title.
  • With his former team, the Boston Red Sox, down three games to two in the 2007 American League Championship Series, Bill Mueller was brought in to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of game six to bring back a little of the magic that his hit against the Yankees in 2004 had brought. The Red Sox went on to win the game 12–2, the ALCS 4–3, and the World Series.
6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 9:19PM #6
JonahFalcon
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Yeah. That helps. A Wikipedia article.


Anyone with a brain know anything about Mueller as a hitting coach?

6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 9:31PM #7
bomberhojoe
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Ru4_nyy, thanks for posting the info.
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 9:37PM #8
davis2
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Oct 31, 2014 -- 9:19PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


Yeah. That helps. A Wikipedia article.


Anyone with a brain know anything about Mueller as a hitting coach?



And to think someone had to ask me why people pick on you...   Example #1

6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 9:55PM #9
go4broke
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Oct 31, 2014 -- 3:29PM, JonahFalcon wrote:

Mueller resigned as hitting coach when the Cubs let his assistant go with the impending signing of Joe Maddon. Anyone know anything about Mueller (not as a player, as a hitting coach.)



I dont care about him as a hitting coach all I needed to know about him was shown during Boston's disgusting farewell ceremony for Mo at Fenway last year. After he appeared on video to thank Mariano for the 2004 world series ring he won as a Red Sox the idea that anyone would be in favor of hiring him for the Yankees is amazing.

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6 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2014 - 9:58PM #10
bomberhojoe
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I am with you go4. I prefer the Yankees hire guys with class as well as talent.
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