Brandon Michael Hyde
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- School Long Beach State University
- High School Montgomery High School (Santa Rosa)
Brandon Hyde was signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1997. He spent several years as a player in their organization before becoming a minor league coach. His best year as a player was 1998 when as a DH-C for the Bristol Sox, he hit .372/~.487/.628 in 27 games. It was the only time he hit .300 as a pro. He made it as far as AAA, where he hit just .130/.185/.304 in 9 games for the Charlotte Knights. Over the course of his minor league career, he played in 200 games and hit .252 with 15 home runs.
Hyde was the hitting coach of the Greensboro Bats in 2003 and 2004, and was manager of the newly named Greensboro Grasshoppers starting in 2005. In 2007 he managed the Carolina Mudcats, and in 2008 became the manager of the Jupiter Hammerheads. In 2010, he was a minor league instructor in the Florida Marlins organization when manager Fredi Gonzalez and two of his coaches were fired on June 23. Hyde then found himself promoted to bench coach of the Marlins, working with new manager Edwin Rodriguez. Hyde managed the Marlins for one game on June 19, 2011 after Rodriguez resigned unexpectedly before the contest with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Marlins had gone 1-17 over their last 18 games at that point, and lost the only game which Hyde managed, 2-1 to the Rays. The team then brought back 80-year-old Jack McKeon to finish the season at the helm.
Hyde moved to the Chicago Cubs' organization in 2012, being appointed Minor League field coordinator. In 2014, he was appointed bench coach for new manager Rich Renteria, then moved to first base coach after Joe Maddon became the manager in 2015. He returned to the bench coach job in 2018, replacing Dave Martinez who had been appointed manager of the Washington Nationals.
Following the 2018 season, on December 14th, he was named manager of the Baltimore Orioles by new GM Mike Elias, to replace long-time skipper Buck Showalter who had been fired following the worst season in franchise history. He was tasked with guiding the rebuilding of the Orioles starting in 2019. As expected it was a very tough season, with the Orioles' pitchers giving up home runs at a record pace, and the team quickly sinking to the bottom of the league standings after a couple of decent weeks. They were already 10 games below .500 by the end of April and never recovered. On August 7th, in the middle of yet another lopsided loss to the New York Yankees, he nearly came to blows in the dugout with underperforming slugger Chris Davis, the two having to be separated by a couple of other players.
|Baltimore Orioles Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2005||Greensboro Grasshoppers||South Atlantic League||67-71||11th||Florida Marlins|
|2006||Greensboro Grasshoppers||South Atlantic League||68-69||9th||Florida Marlins|
|2007||Carolina Mudcats||Southern League||60-80||10th||Florida Marlins|
|2008||Jupiter Hammerheads||Florida State League||74-64||5th||Florida Marlins|
|2009||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||82-58||2nd||Florida Marlins||League Champs|
|2011||Florida Marlins||National League||0-1||--||Florida Marlins||interim between Edwin Rodriguez (32-39) and |
Jack McKeon (40-50) on June 19
|2019||Baltimore Orioles||American League||54-108||5th||Baltimore Orioles|
|2020||Baltimore Orioles||American League||25-35||4th||Baltimore Orioles|
|2021||Baltimore Orioles||American League||Baltimore Orioles|
- Joe Trezza: "Hyde on managing Orioles: 'Dream come true': Baltimore formally introduces 20th manager in club history at press conference Monday", mlb.com, December 17, 2018.