Donald Thomas Long Sr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- School Edmonds Community College, Washington State University
- High School Meadowdale High School
An infielder, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of high school, the Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros out of junior college and finally the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd round of the 1983 amateur draft. He played three seasons in the Giants chain before retiring.
Long had won Bronze with Team USA in the 1982 Amateur World Series.
Long was a coach for Seattle University and the Everett Giants in 1986 and hitting coach for the Quad City Angels in 1987. He began managing with the Bend Bucks in 1988 and remained a manager in the Angels minor league system through 1998.
Long was a minor league hitting instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999 and was the Phillies' minor league hitting coordinator from 2000 to 2007. After his three year stint with the Pirates, he was the minor league hitting coordinator for the Atlanta Braves in 2012-2013. Long returned to the big leagues as hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds in 2014. He stayed until the end of the 2018 season, then moved to the Baltimore Orioles in the same role in 2019.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1988||Bend Bucks||Northwest League||38-38||5th (t)||California Angels|
|1989||Bend Bucks||Northwest League||33-42||6th||California Angels|
|1990||Quad City Angels||Midwest League||81-59||2nd||California Angels||League Champs|
|1991||Midland Angels||Texas League||67-68||5th||California Angels||Lost in 1st round|
|1992||Midland Angels||Texas League||61-72||5th||California Angels|
|1993||Midland Angels||Texas League||67-68||4th||California Angels|
|1994||Vancouver Canadians||Pacific Coast League||77-65||3rd||California Angels||Lost League Finals|
|1995||Vancouver Canadians||Pacific Coast League||81-60||2nd||California Angels||Lost in 1st round|
|1996||Vancouver Canadians||Pacific Coast League||68-70||5th||California Angels|
|1997||Lake Elsinore Storm||California League||61-79||9th||Anaheim Angels|
|1998||Midland Angels||Texas League||64-76||7th||Anaheim Angels|