Garth Ray Iorg
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Arcata High School
- Debut April 9, 1978
- Final Game October 4, 1987
- Born October 12, 1954 in Arcata, CA USA
The brother of Dane Iorg and Lee Iorg, Garth Iorg was picked up by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft and played his entire major-league career for them. He played mostly third base and second base, and pinch-hit a lot. In his best season, 1985, he put up a batting line of .313/.358/.469.
In 1989, he played for the Bradenton Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .316 in 71 games with the club. Iorg played the most games at shortstop in the league; he played a total of 70 games. The next season, Iorg played for the Daytona Beach Explorers, also of the SPBA. He played in 18 games and batted .366 with a home run and 10 RBI when the league folded.
After his playing career Iorg became a minor league manager for the Blue Jays. He managed the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1990, the Myrtle Beach Hurricanes in 1991, and the Knoxville Smokies from 1992 to 1995. He also managed the Syracuse Sky Chiefs in 1997. Overall his teams were a combined 380-537. Iorg served as a coach for the Blue Jays in 1996, and 2001-2002. He then became a minor league infield instructor with the Milwaukee Brewers and was named the team's third base coach on September 15, 2008 when incumbent Dale Sveum replaced Ned Yost as the team's manager. He was back as a Brewers coach, this time at first base, in 2011. He stayed in the position until the end of the 2014 season. He managed the German national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1990||Medicine Hat Blue Jays||Pioneer League||20-46||7th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1991||Myrtle Beach Hurricanes||South Atlantic League||60-79||12th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1992||Knoxville Blue Jays||Southern League||56-88||9th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1993||Knoxville Smokies||Southern League||71-71||8th||Toronto Blue Jays||Lost League Finals|
|1994||Knoxville Smokies||Southern League||64-76||8th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1995||Knoxville Smokies||Southern League||54-90||10th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1997||Syracuse Sky Chiefs||International League||55-87||9th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2018||Texas AirHogs||American Association||25-75||12th||Independent Leagues|