Phil Roof

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Phillip Anthony Roof

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Biographical Information[edit]

Phil Roof hit two home runs on May 30, 1972 as a member of the Minnesota Twins against the Kansas City Royals. He hit the first off Paul Splittorff and the second off Bruce Dal Canton. The Twins won the game 3-2.

Roof was a coach for the San Diego Padres in 1978 Padres, Seattle Mariners from 1984 to 1988 and was bullpen coach of the Chicago Cubs in 1990-1991.

Roof managed the 1982 Visalia Oaks, 1983 Orlando Twins, 1989 Portland Beavers, 1992 Orlando Sun Rays, 1993-1994 Nashville Xpress, 1995-2000 Salt Lake Buzz and 2003-2005 Rochester Red Wings. Roof took an indefinite leave of absence on April 20, 2005 to care for his wife who was diagnosed with cancer. In 2011, he served a brief stint as the bullpen coach of the Minnesota Twins while Rick Stelmaszek recovered from surgery.

Phil is the brother of Gene Roof and minor leaguers Paul Roof, David Roof, and Adrian Roof, the cousin of Eddie Haas and minor leaguer Lou Haas, and the uncle of Shawn Roof, Eric Roof and Jonathan Roof.

He is a member of the "all-construction" team, along with Frank House and Brick Smith.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1982 Visalia Oaks California League 82-58 3rd Minnesota Twins Lost League Finals
1983 Orlando Twins Southern League 62-83 9th Minnesota Twins
1989 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 72-72 6th Minnesota Twins
1992 Orlando Sun Rays Southern League 60-82 8th Minnesota Twins
1993 Nashville Xpress Southern League 72-70 5th Minnesota Twins Lost League Finals
1994 Nashville Xpress Southern League 74-66 4th (t) Minnesota Twins
1995 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 79-65 3rd Minnesota Twins Lost League Finals
1996 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 78-66 2nd Minnesota Twins Lost in 1st round
1997 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 72-71 6th Minnesota Twins
1998 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 79-64 4th (t) Minnesota Twins
1999 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 73-68 6th Minnesota Twins Lost in 1st round
2000 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League 90-53 1st Minnesota Twins Lost League Finals
2003 Rochester Red Wings International League 68-75 9th Minnesota Twins
2004 Rochester Red Wings International League 73-71 5th (t) Minnesota Twins
2005 Rochester Red Wings International League 6-7 -- Minnesota Twins -- replaced by Rich Miller (69-62) on April 21

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