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Michael John Jirschele

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Mike Jirschele was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 1977 amateur draft. An infielder, he played in the minor leagues for 13 years, six of them at AAA. He never hit above .251 in a full season nor did he hit 10 homers.

In 1990-1991 he was a coach for the Appleton Foxes, beginning a coaching/managing career with the Kansas City Royals. In 1994 he became the first class A manager to win the Minor League Manager of the Year award after almost 50 years of the award's existence. At the time Jirschele was managing the Wilmington Blue Rocks. In 1998, he was the Royals' roving infield instructor, and from 1999 to 2002, he was Kansas City's Coordinator of Instruction. He is currently in his second stint as manager of the Omaha Royals: he led the club from 1995 to 1997 and from 2003 to the present.

Late in the 2006 season, Jirschele joined the Kansas City Royals as interim bench coach when manager Buddy Bell went on medical leave and bench coach Bill Doran temporarily took over as the club's skipper.

In the 30th round of the 2005 amateur draft, the Royals selected his son Jeremy Jirschele. Another son, Justin Jirschele, played at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox in 2012.

After the Omaha Royals 2010 season ended, Jirschele took over as the Kansas City Royals first base coach. He then managed the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers for three seasons before being appointed a coach on Ned Yost's staff in Kansas City in 2014.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1992 GCL Royals Gulf Coast League 41-18 1st Kansas City Royals League Champs
1993 Rockford Royals Midwest League 78-54 2nd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
1994 Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League 99-44 1st Kansas City Royals League Champs
1995 Omaha Royals American Association 76-68 3rd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
1996 Omaha Royals American Association 79-65 2nd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
1997 Omaha Royals American Association 61-83 7th Kansas City Royals
2003 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 70-73 11th Kansas City Royals
2004 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 71-73 9th Kansas City Royals
2005 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 72-72 8th Kansas City Royals
2006 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 53-91 16th Kansas City Royals
2007 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 73-71 8th Kansas City Royals
2008 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 63-81 14th Kansas City Royals
2009 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 64-80 13th Kansas City Royals
2010 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League 81-63 3rd Kansas City Royals
2011 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League 79-63 3rd Kansas City Royals League Champs
2012 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League 83-61 2nd Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
2013 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League 70-74 10th Kansas City Royals League Champs

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