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Salvatore David Rende

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[edit] Biographical information

Infielder Sal Rende was drafted in the 28th round of the 1977 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. He played seven seasons in the minors, mostly with the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Rende was a manager in the minors for twelve seasons between 1984 and 1996. His teams finished with the best record four times and won four league titles in his first seven seasons. His teams finished no higher than 4th in his last five seasons. In 1999-2001 he was a coach for the Calgary Cannons. He was a coach for the Columbus Clippers in 2003, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in 2004-2006 and the Ottawa Lynx in 2007. In 2008-2010, Rende was the Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2011-2014, he was the hitting coach for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Rende has been involved in some personality conflicts of note. Carl Everett had a confrontation with Rende that led to Everett being ousted from the Florida Marlins organization. In 2003 Bucky Dent wanted to fire Rende from the Clippers over the handling of Drew Henson and Dent had to be talked out of quitting when the Columbus GM wouldn't get rid of Rende.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1984 Appleton Foxes Midwest League 87-49 1st Chicago White Sox League Champs
1985 Appleton Foxes Midwest League 85-54 1st Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1986 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League 45-29 1st (t) Seattle Mariners League Champs
1987 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League 68-75 6th (t) Seattle Mariners
1988 Memphis Chicks Southern League 79-64 3rd Kansas City Royals League Champs
1989 Omaha Royals American Association 74-72 3rd (t) Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
1990 Omaha Royals American Association 86-60 1st Kansas City Royals League Champs
1991 Omaha Royals American Association 73-71 5th Kansas City Royals
1993 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League 72-69 4th Florida Marlins
1994 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League 67-75 8th Florida Marlins
1995 Charlotte Knights International League 59-81 9th Florida Marlins
1996 Charlotte Knights International League 62-79 8th (t) Florida Marlins
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