Tim Leiper

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Timothy Leiper

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Biographical information[edit]

Outfielder Tim Leiper hit .273 over twelve minor league seasons, mostly in the Detroit Tigers chain. He was both a left-handed hitter and a switch-hitter as player, depending on the season.

He spent several seasons as a coach in the minors, including the 1996 Binghamton Mets (for whom he played in six games), 1997 Capital City Bombers (until June), 1998 Harrisburg Senators, and 1999 Ottawa Lynx. He has been a minor league manager since 2000.

Leiper was also a coach for the Canadian team in the 2003 Olympic Qualifier, the 2004 Olympics, the World Baseball Classic in 2006, 2009 and 2013, the 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2011 Baseball World Cup (when Canada won their first Medal in a Baseball World Cup), the 2010 Pan American Games Qualification Tournament, and the 2011 Pan American Games (when Canada won their first Gold in a Pan American Games).

In 2013, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as a senior adviser in the area of player development. He was named the team's first base coach in 2014 and stayed until the end of the 2018 season. He returned to the Canadian national team as a coach at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. In 2024, he was named third base coach, infield coach and baserunning coordinator for the San Diego Padres.

He is the brother of former Major League pitcher Dave Leiper.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2000 Vermont Expos New York-Penn League 45-30 4th Montreal Expos
2001 Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League 70-69 4th (t) Montreal Expos
2002 Ottawa Lynx International League 80-61 3rd Montreal Expos
2003 Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League 63-67 8th Boston Red Sox
2004 Ottawa Lynx International League 66-78 11th (t) Baltimore Orioles
2005 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 78-62 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates
2006 Altoona Curve Eastern League 75-64 3rd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
2007 Altoona Curve Eastern League 73-68 4th Pittsburgh Pirates
2008 Altoona Curve Eastern League 65-77 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
2009 Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League 67-70 8th Florida Marlins
2010 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 81-59 2nd Florida Marlins League Champs

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