Gary Tuck

Gary Tuck

Gary Tuck
Fort Myers, Florida during spring workouts in 2007.
Catcher/Coach/Manager
Born: (1954-09-06) September 6, 1954 (age 59)
Amsterdam, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

As Coach

Career highlights and awards
  • 1986 Southern League Champion
  • 1986 Southern League Manager of the Year
  • 3x World Series Champion (1998, 1999 and 2007)
  • Gary Robert Tuck (born September 6, 1954 in Amsterdam, New York) was the bullpen coach for the Boston Red Sox from 2006-2012.

    Early life

    A graduate of Indiana University,[1] Tuck has 23 years of professional coaching experience. He started his baseball career as a catcher for the Montreal Expos organization and played for them during three minor league seasons. Following his playing retirement, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1980, and Arizona State University in 1981.

    Minor and Major League Career

    After winning an NCAA championship with Arizona State, Tuck was hired to coach for the nearby Tucson Toros, a Minor League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Tuck spent eight years in the Astros organization. In 1986 he managed the Double-A Columbus Astros to a league championship,[2] winning Southern League Manager of the Year honors.

    By 1989, Tuck was a coach on the New York Yankees Triple-A team, the Columbus Clippers.[3] In 1990, Tuck served as bullpen coach to the Yankees. The next year he was the manager of the Cleveland Indians Single-A team, a job he held before switching to a Scout for the Indians.

    He would rejoin the Yankees again in 1996 as their Single-A Manager. With the Yankees, Tuck won [1].

    In November 2006, the Boston Red Sox hired Tuck as their new bullpen coach.[5] He joined pitching coach John Farrell and hitting coach Dave Magadan as new members of the Red Sox coaching staff for the 2007 season. He earned another World Series ring as a member of Boston's 2007 championship team. Tuck also served as an organization-wide catching instructor during spring training.[6] On January 29, 2013, he notified the Red Sox he intends to retire effective immediately.[7]

    References

    External links

    • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
    • The Boston Globe
    • Boston Red Sox news
    • MLB.com
    • Retrosheet
    Preceded by
    Dave Cripe
    Columbus Astros Manager
    1986
    Succeeded by
    Tom Wiedenbauer
    Preceded by
    Keith Bodie
    Auburn Astros Manager
    1987
    Succeeded by
    Frank Cacciatore
    Preceded by
    Keith Bodie
    Asheville Tourists Manager
    1988
    Succeeded by
    Jim Coveney
    Preceded by
    New York Yankees Bullpen Coach
    1990
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Jim Gabella
    Watertown Indians Manager
    1991
    Succeeded by
    Jim Gabella
    Preceded by
    Rob Thomson
    Oneonta Yankees Manager
    1996
    Succeeded by
    Joe Arnold
    Preceded by
    Harry Dunlop
    Florida Marlins Bench Coach
    2006
    Succeeded by
    Carlos Tosca
    Preceded by
    Al Nipper
    Boston Red Sox Bullpen Coach
    2007-present
    Succeeded by
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