Greg Biagini

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Gregory Peter Biagini

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman/outfielder Greg Biagini played minor league baseball for a decade but is best known as a coach and minor league manager. He was Baltimore Orioles hitting coach from 1992 to 1994. As a manager, Biagini captured an International League title in 1990 with the Rochester Red Wings and in 1996 won an American Association championship with the Oklahoma City 89ers. Biagini fell one playoff series win away from matching Marv Foley with championships in the PCL, IL, and AA when Oklahoma lost the 1999 Pacific Coast League finals. He later spent several years as a Boston Red Sox scout and hitting coach. Biagini died of kidney cancer at age 51.

He played football, club hockey, and baseball at Iowa State University after graduating from Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois. He was recruited by Johnny Majors at Iowa State University.

Greg Biagini was inducted into the Rochester Baseball Hall of Fame on August 24, 2007 in Rochester, New York.

Biagini's son, Tanner Biagini, was drafted in the 48th round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school. He elected to go to college at Virginia Military Institute. He played in the Tampa Bay Rays chain in 2010-2011, then became a volunteer assistant at University of Richmond.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1983 Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League 33-38 5th Baltimore Orioles none
1984 Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League 32-38 6th Baltimore Orioles
1985 Hagerstown Suns Carolina League 65-72 4th Baltimore Orioles
1986 Charlotte O's Southern League 71-73 6th Baltimore Orioles
1987 Charlotte O's Southern League 85-60 2nd Baltimore Orioles Lost League Finals
1988 Charlotte Knights Southern League 69-75 7th Baltimore Orioles
1989 Rochester Red Wings International League 72-73 5th Baltimore Orioles
1990 Rochester Red Wings International League 89-56 1st Baltimore Orioles League Champs
1991 Rochester Red Wings International League 76-68 4th Baltimore Orioles
1995 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 54-89 8th Texas Rangers
1996 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 74-70 5th Texas Rangers League Champs
1997 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 61-82 6th Texas Rangers
1998 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 74-70 9th (t) Texas Rangers
1999 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League 83-59 2nd Texas Rangers Lost League Finals

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