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From BR Bullpen
Robert Daniel Didier
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Glen Oaks High School
- Debut April 7, 1969
- Final Game April 23, 1974
- Born February 16, 1949 in Hattiesburg, MS USA
 Biographical Information
Catcher Bob Didier was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the 1967 amateur draft. He reached the majors as a 20 year old in 1969 and was a regular for the Braves' division-winning club that season. He played in fewer games each year of his six year major league career, even though his batting average improved during four of those years. During his time with the Braves, he became the preferred catcher of knuckleballer Phil Niekro. After his major league days, he played for the Iowa Oaks in 1975 and was a player/coach for the Richmond Braves in 1976.
Didier managed a number of minor league teams between 1977 and 1983. He joined the Oakland Athletics coaching staff beginning in 1984 and continued through 1986. After managing the Tucson Toros in 1987 and 1988, he was the Seattle Mariners third base coach in 1989 and 1990. Didier was roving minor-league catching instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991-1992 and 2000. He served the New York Yankees as an advance scout from 1997-1999 and 2001 and the Chicago Cubs in the same role from 2003-2005.
Didier's uncle was Gerald Didier, a minor league infielder, and his father was Mel Didier, who was a minor league pitcher, major league scout, and farm director for the Montreal Expos in the mid-1970s. His grandfather Ray Didier coached college baseball for 40 years. Bob's son, Beau Didier, was drafted in the 40th round of the 2008 amateur draft out of high school, but headed on to Louisiana State University.