Dino Alex Ebel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 178 lb.
- School San Bernardino Valley College, Florida Southern College
Dino Ebel began his baseball career with a bang. Playing for the 1988 GCL Dodgers, Ebel batted .337/.427/.442, leading the Gulf Coast League in OBP, slugging and total bases (92) and ranking second in average, runs (42), hits (70), tied for second in homers (4), third in RBI (36) and tied for third in times hit by pitch (7). His .952 fielding percentage led the league's shortstops and he made the GCL All-Star team at short. He finished the year by going 4 for 14 for the Bakersfield Dodgers. In 1989, Ebel hit .246/~.307/.309 for the Vero Beach Dodgers in 272 AB. Returning to Vero Beach in 1990, he hit only .167/~.222/.197 in 198 AB.
Ebel made a tour of the Dodger farm system in 1991, making 4 stops as he began a four year stint as player/coach. He hit .205/~.252/.250 in 112 AB at Vero Beach, .312/~.379/.452 in 93 AB in Bakersfield, .275/~.408/.350 in 40 AB in San Antonio, and pinch ran for Albuquerque. After not playing in 1992, he hit .280/~.333/.380 for Bakersfield in '93 and finished his playing career by going 1 for 3 for the club the next season.
Ebel was a coach for the San Bernardino Spirit in 1995 and the San Antonio Missions in 1996. When Del Crandall resigned in the middle of a 13 game losing streak for the San Bernardino Stampede in 1997, Ebel (then a coach with the team) stepped in and led the team to the championship series. The team was 18-21 in the 39 games Ebel managed. He managed in the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2004) and Los Angeles Angels (2005) chains the next eight years, advancing to three league finals and winning one championship.
Ebel has also worked as the infield instructor for the Chinese National Team in 2000 and the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes in 2002.
In 2006, he became third base coach of the Angels, then became the team's bench coach in 2015. In 2018, he moved back to third base coach. He left at the end of the season, at the same time as long-time manager Mike Scioscia and moved across town to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was appointed third base coach of the Dodgers for the 2019 season.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1997||San Bernardino Stampede||California League||18-21||7th||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost League Finals||replaced Del Crandall (50-51) on July 22|
|1998||Great Falls Dodgers||Pioneer League||40-35||5th||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|1999||Yakima Bears||Northwest League||33-43||7th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2000||San Bernardino Stampede||California League||77-63||4th||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|
|2001||Wilmington Waves||South Atlantic League||75-63||5th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2002||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||77-62||2nd||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost League Finals|
|2003||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||66-73||6th (t)||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2004||Jacksonville Suns||Southern League||66-71||7th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2005||Salt Lake Stingers||Pacific Coast League||79-65||4th||Los Angeles Angels|