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Walter William Weiss

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[edit] Biographical Information

Shortstop Walt Weiss was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1985 amateur draft by the Oakland A's and scout Mark Conkin.

After his 14-year playing career, Weiss was a special assistant to Colorado Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd from 2002 to 2008. He then turned to coaching at the high school level, at Regis Jesuit High School in the Denver, CO suburbs. On November 7, 2012, he was plucked form the high school ranks to be named the manager of the Rockies for 2013.

He underwent an emergency appendectomy on May 13, 2015, after complaining of stomach pains for a couple of days. Bench coach Tom Runnells took over for him on an interim basis while he was recovering. After four years of managing the Rockies without a winning record he was not offered a new contract when his deal expired after the 2016 season.

His son Bo Weiss was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 29th round of the 2016 Amateur Draft.

[edit] Notable Achievements


AL Rookie of the Year
1987 1988 1989
Mark McGwire Walt Weiss Gregg Olson


Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Colorado Rockies Manager
2013-2016
Succeeded by
Bud Black

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2013 Colorado Rockies National League 74-88 5th Colorado Rockies
2014 Colorado Rockies National League 66-96 4th Colorado Rockies
2015 Colorado Rockies National League 68-94 5th Colorado Rockies
2016 Colorado Rockies National League 75-87 3rd Colorado Rockies

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