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Dave Hansen #31

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Full Name:
Dave Hansen
Uniform #:
31

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

Returns for second season as assistant hitting coach for Angels in 2015...In 2014, assumed head hitting coach responsibilities while Don Baylor recovered from a broken right thigh bone...Spent 2013 campaign as Seattle's hitting coach...Under his tutelage, saw Mariners offense hit 188 home runs, good for second most in the A.L. and an improvement of 39 homers over previous season (149)...Mariners were the only team in the A.L. that saw an improvement of 35+ home runs between 2012 and 2013 campaigns...Spent 2012 and part of the 2011 season as the Dodgers hitting coach...Began the 2011 season as Dodgers Major League hitting instructor prior to his promotion on July 20...After his promotion, Club averaged 4.6 runs a game for remainder of season (averaged 3.6 runs in first 97 games)...Prior to joining Dodgers, was Arizona's minor league hitting coordinator for the 2008-2010 seasons...Began professional coaching career in 2007 as Arizona's Double-A Mobile BayBears hitting coach.

PLAYING CAREER

Played 15 seasons at the Major League level for the Dodgers (1990-1997 & 1999-2002), Padres (2003 & 2004) and Mariners (2004 & 2005)...Posted a career .260 (466/1793) average with 187 runs scored, 79 doubles, 35 home runs and 222 RBI...Set an ML record with seven pinch-hit home runs in 2000...Prior to 2000, the most home runs hit in a single season by a pinch hitter was five, last done by Billy Ashley in 1996...Owns the Dodgers club record for most pinch-hits in a season (18 in 1993) and a career (110)...Appeared in two postseasons with the Dodgers during the 1995 and 1996 seasons...Went 2-for-5 (.400) during his five postseason appearances...Went 2-for-3 in three pinch-hit apperances during the 1995 NLDS vs. Cincinnati.

PERSONAL

Graduated from Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, Calif. ... Originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 1986 first year player draft ... Resides in San Clemente, Calif. ... Full name is David Andrew Hansen.

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