Chris Cron

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Christopher John Cron

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Cron had a major league career of two seasons. He also had several good minor league seasons in Triple A and hit .267 with 172 homers in a dozen minor league seasons.

Cron attended El Dorado High School (in Placentia, CA) at the same time as Kevin Blankenship. He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1984.

A first baseman, when he came up with the 1991 Angels the regular first baseman was Wally Joyner and when he came up with the 1992 White Sox the regular first baseman was Frank Thomas.

Cron hit a homer in his final minor league at-bat for the Nashville Sounds, on June 8, 1995. He retired after that game and was named manager of the Bristol White Sox.

Since then, Cron has been a skipper for over a decade in the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Detroit Tigers organizations. He managed the Birmingham Barons in 2006 and the Great Falls White Sox/Great Falls Voyagers from 2007 to 2010. From 2011 to 2013, he was manager of the Erie SeaWolves. In 2014 Cron moved to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as minor league hitting coordinator [1].

His son, Chris Cron, Jr., was selected in the 44th round of the 2008 amateur draft by the Chicago White Sox but did not sign. He was drafted again, this time in the 1st round of the 2011 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels. Another son, Kevin Cron, was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 amateur draft out of high school, but headed on to Texas Christian University.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1995 Bristol White Sox Appalachian League 28-39 7th Chicago White Sox
1996 Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League 55-85 14th Chicago White Sox
1997 Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League 76-64 4th Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1998 Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League 79-60 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1999 Birmingham Barons Southern League 73-67 4th Chicago White Sox
2000 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 74-68 6th Colorado Rockies
2001 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 62-79 14th Colorado Rockies
2002 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 58-86 4th Colorado Rockies
2003 Great Falls White Sox Pioneer League 38-38 3rd/2nd(tie) Chicago White Sox
2004 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 69-70 10th Chicago White Sox
2005 Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League 77-64 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2006 Birmingham Barons Southern League 59-81 4th/4th Chicago White Sox
2007 Great Falls White Sox Pioneer League 51-24 1st Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
2008 Great Falls Voyagers Pioneer League 39-37 4th Chicago White Sox League Champs
2009 Great Falls Voyagers Pioneer League 42-34 3rd (t) Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2010 Great Falls Voyagers Pioneer League 47-28 1st Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
2011 Erie SeaWolves Eastern League 67-75 9th Detroit Tigers
2012 Erie SeaWolves Eastern League 57-84 12th Detroit Tigers
2013 Erie SeaWolves Eastern League 76-66 3rd Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
Totals 19 Seasons 1,127-1,149 1 League Championship

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