Ronald Jon Roenicke
- Bats Both, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Mt. San Antonio College, University of California, Los Angeles
- High School Edgewood High School (West Covina)
- Debut September 2, 1981
- Final Game May 21, 1988
- Born August 19, 1956 in Covina, CA USA
In 1990, Roenicke along with his brother Gary, played for the San Bernardino Pride of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He played in 25 games batting .274 with 21 RBI and was tied for the league home run title with Butch Benton and Rick Lancellotti with 5 long balls when the SPBA folded.
After his playing career ended, he was a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1992 and 1993 and a minor league manager for the Dodgers (1994-1995 and 1997-1998) and San Francisco Giants (1999). Roenicke was also a coach for the Albuquerque Dukes in 1996. From 2000 to 2010, he was a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim coach. He was named to succeed Ken Macha as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2011 season on November 2, 2010. In his first season as manager, he led the Brewers to the NL Central division title, the team's first finish in first place since moving to the National League in 1998. He also led them to their first victory in a postseason series since their World Series run in 1982 when they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in 5 games in the NLDS. However, the team's excellent run ended when they faced the underdog St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS; they lost to the eventual World Champions, 4 games to 2.
In 2014, the Brewers got off to a fast start and were leading the NL Central by a comfortable margin in mid-season, before utterly collapsing in the second half. They ended up only two games above .500, at 82-80, and missed the postseason altogether. They then got off to the worst start in the major leagues in 2015 and Roenicke paid the price on May 3rd, when he was fired with the team sporting a 7-18 record. Former Brewers player Craig Counsell was named to replace him the following day. On August 17th, he was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers to replace Lorenzo Bundy as their third base coach. He stayed until the end of the season, then in 2016, returned to the Angels as third base coach. That year, he also coached for the New Zealand national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
- Division Titles: 1 (2011)
|Milwaukee Brewers Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1994||Great Falls Dodgers||Pioneer League||34-38||5th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1995||San Bernardino Spirit||California League||85-54||1st||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|
|1997||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||84-55||1st||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|
|1998||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||44-37||--||Los Angeles Dodgers||replaced by Lance Parrish on June 27|
|Albuquerque Dukes||Pacific Coast League||33-37||13th||Los Angeles Dodgers||replaced Jon Debus (1-4) on June 27|
|1999||Fresno Grizzlies||Pacific Coast League||73-69||7th||San Francisco Giants|
|2011||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||96-66||1st||Milwaukee Brewers||Lost NLCS|
|2012||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||83-79||3rd||Milwaukee Brewers|
|2013||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||74-88||4th||Milwaukee Brewers|
|2014||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||82-80||3rd||Milwaukee Brewers|
|2015||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||7-18||--||Milwaukee Brewers||--||replaced by Craig Counsell on May 4|