Bruce Edward Kimm
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Norway High School
- Debut May 4, 1976
- Final Game September 19, 1980
- Born June 29, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, IA USA
Bruce Kimm was a capable receiver whose main claim to fame during a brief Major League career was being Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's designated catcher. He hit his only career home run on August 17, 1976 against Frank Tanana of the California Angels. The homer gave the Tigers the lead and they went on to win the game. Fidrych was the winning pitcher. Kimm played for both the Chicago Cubs (in 1979) and the Chicago White Sox (in 1980).
After his playing days, Kimm was a coach for the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1988, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1989, the San Diego Padres in 1991 and 1992, the Florida Marlins in 1997 and 1998, the Colorado Rockies in 1999 as bench coach, and the Chicago White Sox in 2003. He was also the Cubs' manager during the second half of the 2002 season.
|Chicago Cubs Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1982||Lakeland Tigers||Florida State League||65-68||7th||Detroit Tigers|
|1983||Cedar Rapids Reds||Midwest League||76-64||3rd (t)||Cincinnati Reds|
|1993||Greenville Braves||Southern League||75-67||2nd||Atlanta Braves||Lost in 1st round|
|1995||Orlando Cubs||Southern League||76-67||4th||Chicago Cubs||Lost in 1st round|
|1996||Orlando Cubs||Southern League||60-78||8th||Chicago Cubs|
|2001||Iowa Cubs||Pacific Coast League||83-60||3rd||Chicago Cubs||Lost in 1st round|
|2002||Iowa Cubs||Pacific Coast League||44-45||--||Chicago Cubs||replaced by Pat Listach on July 5|
|Chicago Cubs||National League||33-45||5th||Chicago Cubs||replaced Don Baylor (34-49) and Rene Lachemann (0-1) on July 6|