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James Arnold Skaalen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.
- School San Diego State University
- High School Coronado High School
After his playing days ended, he was a coach for the Daytona Beach Astros in 1981, before managing in the San Diego Padres system from 1982 to 1985. He managed in the Texas Rangers chain for three years and was the minor league hitting instructor in 1990. He then moved to the Seattle Mariners where he was the coordinator of minor league instruction for six years, then returned to San Diego as the Farm Director from 1997-1999. Skaalen then moved to the Milwaukee Brewers as minor league hitting coordinator. He was named the big league Brewers hitting coach after the 2006 season.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1982||Walla Walla Padres||Northwest League||32-38||4th||San Diego Padres|
|1983||Reno Padres||California League||63-76||7th||San Diego Padres|
|1984||Reno Padres||California League||65-74||7th||San Diego Padres|
|1985||Charleston Rainbows||South Atlantic League||78-61||3rd||San Diego Padres|
|1987||Charlotte Rangers||Florida State League||69-74||10th||Texas Rangers|
|1988||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||71-65||4th||Texas Rangers||League Champs|
|1989||Oklahoma City 89ers||American Association||59-86||8th||Texas Rangers|