Dave Anderson (anderda02)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dave Anderson played 10 seasons in the big leagues, all in the National League. He appeared in the 1988 World Series.

He was born in Louisville, KY and attended the University of Memphis. He and Dan Uggla are, through 2010, the players from U. Memphis with the most major league at-bats. Dave was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and scout Carl Loewenstine. He played two seasons in the minors (1981-82) before spending much of 1983 in the bigs. He later spent some time in the minors in 1985 and 1992.

In the majors Dave was not exactly an everyday player, but he appeared frequently. In 1984 he had 374 at-bats, in 1985-88 and 1991 he had over 200 at-bats, and in 1983 and 1989-90 he had over 100 at-bats. Only in his last major league season did he have fewer than 100 at-bats.

Anderson experienced bad post All-Star break meltdown in 1988. Before the break, he hit .282 with 1 home run and 16 RBI. After the break, he hit .209 with 1 home run and 4 RBI in 140 plate appearances. This explains why Alfredo Griffin started all the Dodgers' post-season games that year, in spite of a sub-.200 batting average.

Anderson resigned in 2000 as skipper of the Toledo Mud Hens so that he could coach at his alma mater. He spent four seasons at the University of Memphis (2001-04), compiling a 104-116 career record.

Anderson was the minor league infield coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. After the 2007 season he was named minor league field coordinator for the Texas Rangers. He became a coach for the Rangers in 2009, staying in the position until 2013. In 2014, he moved to the Baltimore Orioles as an infield coach. In 2015, he moved to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as manager of the AAA Salt Lake Bees.

He is not to be confused with another person of the same name, Dave (S.) Anderson, who played 100 years earlier.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1994 Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League 42-32 4th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1995 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 64-69 9th Detroit Tigers
1996 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 61-77 13th Detroit Tigers
1997 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 66-73 8th Detroit Tigers
1998 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 88-54 1st (t) Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1999 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 75-66 3rd Detroit Tigers
2000 Toledo Mud Hens International League 26-38 -- Detroit Tigers replaced by Glenn Ezell on June 24
2007 Frisco Rough Riders Texas League 85-55 1st Texas Rangers Lost in 1st round
2015 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League 58-86 15th(t) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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