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David Lloyd Keller

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1B Dave Keller was drafted in the 28th round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .298, 7, 40 for the Billings Mustangs in 1982. Staying in the Pacific Northwest, Keller hit .280, 10, 44 for the 1983 Eugene Emeralds. He concluded his career with a .258, 1, 5 line in only 62 AB for the 1984 Tampa Tarpons.

Keller began his managing career right where he began his playing career. He managed the Billings Mustangs from 1987 to 1989, then moved to the Cleveland Indians organization from 1990 to 1994. In 1990-1991, Keller managed the Burlington (NC) Indians. From 1992-1994, he managed the Kinston Indians. Keller was a coach for the Hickory Crawdads in 1995. He also managed the South Bend Silver Hawks in 1996. He returned to the Indians as a coach for the Buffalo Bisons in 1997-1996, a minor league hitting instructor in 1999-2000, and the Indians' bullpen catcher (2001-2002) and bullpen assistant (2003). He was the Chicago Cubs' minor league hitting coordinator from 2004 to 2011, then in 2012 was named hitting coach for the Iowa Cubs.

Sources include: MWLGuide.com

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1987 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 44-25 2nd Cincinnati Reds
1988 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 35-34 3rd Cincinnati Reds
1989 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 26-41 3rd Cincinnati Reds
1990 Burlington Indians Appalachian League 35-37 6th Cleveland Indians
1991 Burlington Indians Appalachian League 40-27 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1992 Kinston Indians Carolina League 65-71 6th Cleveland Indians
1993 Kinston Indians Carolina League 71-67 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1994 Kinston Indians Carolina League 60-78 7th Cleveland Indians
1996 South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League 54-82 14th Chicago White Sox
2013 Daytona Cubs Florida State League 75-51 2nd Chicago Cubs League Champs
2014 Daytona Cubs Florida State League Chicago Cubs

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