Jon Nunnally

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Jonathan Keith Nunnally

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Jon Nunnally of the Kansas City Royals hit a homer in his first major league at-bat in 1995 against Melido Perez of the New York Yankees and went on to end his rookie season with 14 homers. Once again, he hit 14 home runs in 1997, splitting the year between the Royals and the Cincinnati Reds.

After retiring as a player, Nunnally joined the Burlington Indians as a coach in 2006 and the Kinston Indians as a coach in 2007 and 2008. In 2010, he was named hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians. He was replaced by Bruce Fields as the Indians' hitting coach on June 19, 2011. Nunnally returned to the minors as coach of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012, Buffalo Bisons in 2013, and New Hampshire again in 2014. Nunnally moved to the Boston Red Sox' chain with the Salem Red Sox in 2015 and Portland Sea Dogs in 2016. He was outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017-2018, then moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates' chain as hitting coach of the Altoona Curve in 2019. He was scheduled to coach the Indianapolis Indians in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19 then coached Indianapolis in 2021.

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