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Gary Montez Thurman

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Gary Thurman was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1983 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals and scout Art Stewart.

Since his playing career ended, Thurman has been a minor league coach and manager. He was skipper of the AZL Mariners in 1999, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from 2000 to 2002, and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2006. He led the 66ers to the California League championship under his guidance. Thurman was a coach for the Tacoma Rainiers in 2003 and the San Antonio Missions in 2004-2005. In 2007 he became the Seattle Mariners minor league outfield coordinator. On July 3, 2007 it was announced that he would become the Mariners' first base coach, replacing Mike Goff who had moved to bench coach after the previous bench coach, John McLaren, became manager. In 2008, Thurman became the Cleveland Indians' minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator, a job he held unti 2011. In 2012, he was named first base coach of the Miami Marlins.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1999 AZL Mariners Arizona League 32-24 2nd Seattle Mariners
2000 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League 78-60 3rd Seattle Mariners Lost in 2nd round
2001 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League 84-52 2nd Seattle Mariners Lost in 2nd round
2002 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League 53-86 13th Seattle Mariners
2006 Inland Empire 66ers California League 72-68 5th Seattle Mariners League Champs

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