Dernier as the Cubs' 1st base coach, 2011.
Born: January 5, 1957|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 7, 1980 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1989 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||152|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Eugene Dernier (born January 5, 1957), also known as "Bobby", was a center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs in the 1980s. The fleet-afoot 1984 Gold Glove Award winner was also nicknamed "The Deer" by The Wrigley Faithful. Dernier was the leadoff hitter for the Cubs' 1984 N.L. East Championship team. Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg batted second and the lead-off pair was dubbed "The Daily Double" by Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Dernier was a member of the 1983 Phillies team, which won the National League pennant but lost the World Series to the Baltimore Orioles, and the 1984 Cubs team which won the NL East but lost in the playoffs to the San Diego Padres.
Dernier was named the Cubs major league first base coach on August 23, 2010, after serving as the team's minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator since 2007.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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