Dave Brundage

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David Charles Brundage

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Dave Brundage was the fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1986 amateur draft. He spent most of his career as an outfielder/first baseman before converting to pitching in 1992. Over ten minor league seasons (1986-1994, 1998), he batted .275 with 16 home runs and 261 runs batted in over 784 games while finishing 1-5, 3.83 ERA in 41 games (one game started) as a pitcher. Brundage spent the bulk of his playing career in Triple-A, where he played six seasons for the now-defunct Calgary Cannons (1989-1994). He remains the Cannons' all-time leader in games played (354) and walks drawn (208), third in runs scored (196) and sixth in hits (302). He became a player/coach for Calgary in 1993 and 1994 and was even pressed into action for one game while coaching with the Tacoma Rainiers in 1998.

After his playing career, he became a minor league manager and coach in the Seattle Mariners organization. In 1998-2000, Brundage was a hitting coach for Tacoma . From 2001 to 2005, he managed the San Antonio Missions. The club won league titles in 2002 and 2003, and in the latter year, he was named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America. Brundage rejoined Tacoma as manager for the 2006 season. He joined the Atlanta Braves organization after that year as skipper of the Richmond Braves and won the Governors' Cup his first year at the helm. He stayed on as the Braves moved to Gwinnett County, Georgia in 2009, becoming the Gwinnett Braves, and managed the team for its first four seasons. In 2013, he was appointed manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies' top farm team. Brundage was scheduled to manage the Sacramento River Cats in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Brundage is one of the most decorated amateur athletes in Oregon state history. He graduated from McKay High School in Salem, where he earned All-State honors in football, basketball and baseball. Brundage also spent 11 years as a Golden Gloves boxer, during which time he defeated three future Olympic Gold Medalists. While at Oregon State University, Brundage earned All-American honors as an outfielder in 1986 while serving as punter and backup quarterback for the Beavers football team.

Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1995 Riverside Pilots California League 72-67 6th Seattle Mariners Lost in 1st round
1996 Lancaster JetHawks California League 71-69 6th Seattle Mariners
1997 Memphis Chicks Southern League 67-72 7th Seattle Mariners
2001 San Antonio Missions Texas League 70-67 3rd Seattle Mariners Lost in 1st round
2002 San Antonio Missions Texas League 68-72 6th Seattle Mariners
2003 San Antonio Missions Texas League 88-51 1st Seattle Mariners League Champs
2004 San Antonio Missions Texas League 66-72 6th Seattle Mariners
2005 San Antonio Missions Texas League 76-64 2nd Seattle Mariners Lost in 1st round
2006 Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League 74-70 7th Seattle Mariners
2007 Richmond Braves International League 77-64 4th Atlanta Braves League Champs
2008 Richmond Braves International League 63-78 12th (t) Atlanta Braves
2009 Gwinnett Braves International League 81-63 4th Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
2010 Gwinnett Braves International League 72-71 7th Atlanta Braves
2011 Gwinnett Braves International League 78-65 5th Atlanta Braves
2012 Gwinnett Braves International League 62-82 12th Atlanta Braves
2013 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League 72-72 7th Philadelphia Phillies
2014 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League 66-78 11th Philadelphia Phillies
2015 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League 63-81 12th Philadelphia Phillies
2016 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League 85-58 2nd Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
2017 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League 64-77 14th San Francisco Giants
2018 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League 55-85 15th San Francisco Giants
2019 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League 73-67 7th San Francisco Giants League Champs
2021 Sacramento River Cats Triple-A West San Francisco Giants
Totals 21 Seasons 1,499-1,468 3 League Championships

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