Dave Anderson (anderda02)
David Carter Anderson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Memphis
- High School Gibbs High School (St. Petersburg)
- Debut May 8, 1983
- Final Game October 3, 1992
- Born August 1, 1960 in Louisville, KY USA
He was born in Louisville, KY and attended the University of Memphis. He and Dan Uggla are, through 2010, the players from U. Memphis with the most major league at-bats. Dave was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and scout Carl Loewenstine. He played two seasons in the minors (1981-82) before spending much of 1983 in the bigs. He later spent some time in the minors in 1985 and 1992.
In the majors Dave was not exactly an everyday player, but he appeared frequently. In 1984 he had 374 at-bats, in 1985-88 and 1991 he had over 200 at-bats, and in 1983 and 1989-90 he had over 100 at-bats. Only in his last major league season did he have fewer than 100 at-bats.
Anderson experienced bad post All-Star break meltdown in 1988. Before the break, he hit .282 with 1 home run and 16 RBI. After the break, he hit .209 with 1 home run and 4 RBI in 140 plate appearances. This explains why Alfredo Griffin started all the Dodgers' post-season games that year, in spite of a sub-.200 batting average.
Anderson was the minor league infield coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. After the 2007 season he was named minor league field coordinator for the Texas Rangers. He became a coach for the Rangers in 2009, staying in the position until 2013. In 2014, he moved to the Baltimore Orioles as an infield coach. In 2015, he moved to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as manager of the AAA Salt Lake Bees.
He is not to be confused with another person of the same name, Dave (S.) Anderson, who played 100 years earlier.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1994||Jamestown Jammers||New York-Penn League||42-32||4th||Detroit Tigers||Lost in 1st round|
|1995||Lakeland Tigers||Florida State League||64-69||9th||Detroit Tigers|
|1996||Lakeland Tigers||Florida State League||61-77||13th||Detroit Tigers|
|1997||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||66-73||8th||Detroit Tigers|
|1998||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||88-54||1st (t)||Detroit Tigers||Lost League Finals|
|1999||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||75-66||3rd||Detroit Tigers|
|2000||Toledo Mud Hens||International League||26-38||--||Detroit Tigers||replaced by Glenn Ezell on June 24|
|2007||Frisco Rough Riders||Texas League||85-55||1st||Texas Rangers||Lost in 1st round|
|2015||Salt Lake Bees||Pacific Coast League||58-86||15th(t)||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|