Jim Riggleman

Jim Riggleman

Jim Riggleman
Manager and Coach
Born: (1952-11-09) November 9, 1952
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 23, 1992 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
June 23, 2011 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Games 1486
Win-Loss record 662-824
Winning % .445

As Manager

James David Riggleman (born November 9, 1952 in Fort Dix, New Jersey) is the current Cincinnati Reds Third Base coach,[1] prior to accepting the Reds Third Base coaching job, Riggleman was manager of the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats. He is a former Major League Baseball manager and coach. Riggleman was an infielder and outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals minor league systems from 1974–1981. After his playing career ended, he managed in the Cardinals and San Diego Padres minor league systems until 1992, when he became the Padres' manager. From 1992–2011 Riggleman managed the Padres, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, and Washington Nationals, and also served as a major league coach with the Dodgers, Mariners, and Nationals between his managerial stints. His most recent major league coaching job was as manager of the Nationals, a post he resigned from on June 23, 2011. Subsequently, he was employed as a scout with the San Francisco Giants. He is currently employed as the manager of the Louisville Bats, a Class AAA team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, after coaching the inaugural Class AA team with the same organization, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to a 68-70 record.


  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching and managing career 2
  • Later career 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Playing career

Riggleman was drafted by the

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Leyva
St. Petersburg Cardinals Manager
Succeeded by
Dave Bialas
Preceded by
Dave Bialas
Arkansas Travelers Manager
Succeeded by
Darold Knowles
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals First Base Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pat Kelly
Las Vegas Stars Manager
Succeeded by
Russ Nixon
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Jim Lett
Preceded by
Mike Goff
Seattle Mariners Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Lee Elia
Preceded by
Pat Corrales
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Pat Corrales
Preceded by
Steve Smith
Cincinnati Reds Third Base Coach
Succeeded by
  • Baseball-Reference.com - career managing record
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

External links

  1. ^ Sheldon, Mark. "Reds add Riggleman to coach third base". mlb.com. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jim Riggleman Batting Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jim Riggleman Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Jim Riggleman Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Mariners fire McLaren; bench coach Riggleman takes over".  
  6. ^ "Manny Acta replaced by Jim Riggleman as Washington Nationals manager".  
  7. ^ Nationals manager Jim Riggleman resigns
  8. ^ "Jim Riggleman steps down as Nationals manager after Thursday's win".  
  9. ^ Boren, Cindy (15 July 2011). "Report: Jim Riggleman hired by San Francisco Giants as a scout". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Kilgore, Adam (4 December 2011). "Jim Riggleman will manage the Reds' Class AA team next year". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Jim Riggleman May Be Top Candidate for Cincinnati Reds Manager Position". 
  12. ^ http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2014/01/06/jim-riggleman-returns-to-triple-a-louisville/
  13. ^ http://m.reds.mlb.com/news/article/101040304/reds-name-jim-riggleman-third-base-coach


See also

On November 10, 2014, the Reds announced that Riggleman will be their third base coach for the 2015 season.[13]

On December 12, 2012, Riggleman was promoted to manage the Reds' Class AAA team, the Louisville Bats, in 2013.[11] On January 6, 2014, the Reds announced that Riggleman will return as manager of the Bats in 2014.[12]

For the 2012 season, he managed the Cincinnati Reds AA minor league affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos, ending the season with a 68-70 record.[10]

Riggleman was employed as a "special assignment scout" for the San Francisco Giants.[9]

Later career

Riggleman was named bench coach for the Washington Nationals for the 2009 season, and was promoted to interim manager on July 12, 2009 following Manny Acta's midseason dismissal.[6] Riggleman picked McLaren as his bench coach. He was retained as manager for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, but on June 23, 2011, he resigned as manager of the Nationals after a win against the Seattle Mariners and after the team won 11 of its previous 12 games. Riggleman was unhappy that the team had yet to pick up his contract option for the 2012 season. He said he told team management before the game that he "wanted to have a conversation" about his contract before the team left for a series against the Chicago White Sox, but "they didn't want to do that," so he offered his resignation. "I'm 58, I'm too old to be disrespected," he said.[7][8]

Riggleman began the 2008 season as the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners under new manager John McLaren. He was promoted to interim manager upon McLaren's dismissal on June 19, 2008,[5] but was not retained by the Mariners after the season ended.

In 1995 he became manager of the Chicago Cubs. In 1998, Riggleman's Cubs earned a wild card postseason appearance that ultimately resulted in a loss to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. Riggleman would manage the Cubs through the 1999 season.[4] He then spent 20012004 as bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers under manager Jim Tracy.

Riggleman made his major league managerial debut with the Padres late in the 1992 season—after already managing a full season with the triple-A Las Vegas Stars—due to the late season departure of Greg Riddoch, and was retained through the 1994 season.[4]

[3] In 1983, Riggleman became

Coaching and managing career