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Jon Deeble

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Jon Deeble played on the Australian team in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, 1988 Olympics and 1993 Intercontinental Cup. He later went on to be a minor league manager and hitting coach. He managed for years in the Australian Baseball League. He also managed the Australian squad at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, leading the team to a silver medal in the latter Games. Deeble was Australia's skipper, as well, in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, 2005 Baseball World Cup and 2006 World Baseball Classic. Deeble guided the Australian team to a 6th-place finish in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, their highest finish ever in a Baseball World Cup. Deeble managed Australia again in the 2009 World Baseball Classic with former MLB players Graeme Lloyd and Pat Kelly among his coaches.

Deeble has been either a coach and/or a scout for American pro teams since 1994, with the Marlins organization and later with the Boston Red Sox. He became the first Australian native to coach in the Majors when he became Boston's first-base coach in 2005. Remaining in the Red Sox family, in 2003 he managed the Lowell Spinners. As of 2009, he continues his career with the Red Sox organization as the coordinator of scouting for the Pacific Rim Region.

Deeble's father Don Deeble was part of the first class of the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame; Jon was in the second class in 2006.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1997 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 31-28 5th (t) Florida Marlins
1998 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 38-22 1st Florida Marlins Lost in 1st round
1999 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 25-35 12th Florida Marlins
2000 Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League 35-40 9th Florida Marlins
2001 GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League 29-31 9th Florida Marlins
2003 Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League 36-30 -- Boston Red Sox replaced by Lynn Jones on August 27

sources include: 2009 World Baseball Classic souvenir program, page 62

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