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1977 Topps #554 Bruce Kimm

Bruce Edward Kimm

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[edit] Biographical Information

Bruce Kimm was a capable receiver whose main claim to fame during a brief Major League career was being used as Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's designated catcher. Hit his only career home run on August 17, 1976 against Frank Tanana of the California Angels. The homer gave the Tigers the lead and they went on to win the game. Fidrych was the winning pitcher. Kimm played for both the Chicago Cubs (in 1979) and the Chicago White Sox (in 1980).

After his playing days, Kimm was a coach for the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1988, the 1989 Pittsburgh Pirates, the San Diego Padres in 1991 and 1992, the Florida Marlins in 1997 and 1998, the 1999 Colorado Rockies as bench coach, and the 2003 Chicago White Sox. He was also the Cubs' manager during the second half of the 1992 season.


Preceded by
Don Baylor
Chicago Cubs Manager
2002
Succeeded by
Dusty Baker

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1982 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 65-68 7th Detroit Tigers
1983 Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League 76-64 3rd (t) Cincinnati Reds
1993 Greenville Braves Southern League 75-67 2nd Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
1995 Orlando Cubs Southern League 76-67 4th Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1996 Orlando Cubs Southern League 60-78 8th Chicago Cubs
2001 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 83-60 3rd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
2002 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 44-45 -- Chicago Cubs replaced by Pat Listach on July 5
Chicago Cubs National League 33-45 5th Chicago Cubs replaced Don Baylor (34-49) and Rene Lachemann (0-1) on July 6

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