Frank Kremblas

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Francis Michael Kremblas Jr.

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Biographical information[edit]

Frank Kremblas was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round of the 1989 amateur draft and played in the minors for eight years. He had his best season offensively in 1993 with the Indianapolis Indians, hitting .243/~.326/.381 as a utility infielder, and overall played four seasons in AAA with Indianapolis. During his playing career, he hit .233 with 20 homers and 201 RBIs in 621 games.

After serving as a coach with the Ottawa Lynx in 1997, Kremblas began managing in the minors in 1998 and led the Nashville Sounds to a Pacific Coast League title in 2005. In 2009-2010, he returned to Indianapolis as skipper of the Indians. In 2011 Kremblas was the Pittsburgh Pirates' coordinator of instruction and in 2012 was the Special Assistant to Minor League Operations for the Pirates.

Kremblas' younger brother Mike Kremblas played in the minors, and Frank was his manager with the Huntsville Stars in 2003. Their father was a quarterback at Ohio State University, leading the team to a share of the National Championship in 1957.

Year-by-year managerial record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1998 GCL Expos Gulf Coast League 32-27 6th Montreal Expos
1999 Cape Fear Crocs South Atlantic League 75-65 5th Montreal Expos Lost League Finals
2000 Mudville Nine California League 35-35 7th Milwaukee Brewers replaced Barry Moss and Lonnie Keeter (33-37) on June 14
2001 High Desert Mavericks California League 71-69 5th (t) Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 2nd round
2002 Huntsville Stars Southern League 70-69 5th/3rd Milwaukee Brewers
2003 Huntsville Stars Southern League 75-63 1st/2nd Milwaukee Brewers Lost League Finals
2004 Huntsville Stars Southern League 65-75 4th/3rd Milwaukee Brewers
2005 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League 75-69 6th Milwaukee Brewers League Champs
2006 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League 76-68 4th (t) Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
2007 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League 89-55 1st Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
2008 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League 59-81 16th Milwaukee Brewers
2009 Indianapolis Indians International League 70-73 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
2010 Indianapolis Indians International League 71-73 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
2013 Bradenton Marauders Florida State League 57-77 12th Pittsburgh Pirates

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