Tom Runnells

Tom Runnells

Tom Runnells
Colorado Rockies – No. 11
Shortstop / Second baseman /
Manager / Coach
Born: (1955-04-17) April 17, 1955
Greeley, Colorado
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1985, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 6, 1986, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .174
Hits 8
Runs batted in 0
Games managed 149
Win–loss record 68-81
Winning % .456

As player

As manager

As coach

Thomas William Runnells (born April 17, 1955, in Greeley, Colorado) is the Bench Coach for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, and a former infielder, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball.


  • Biography 1
  • Managerial statistics 2
  • References 3
  • Sources 4


Runnells attended the University of Northern Colorado and originally signed with the San Francisco Giants. He played parts of two seasons (198586) with the Cincinnati Reds, appearing in 40 games and batting .174 in 46 at bats without a home run or run batted in. He was a switch hitter who threw right-handed. Runnells began his managerial career with Cincinnati's AA Eastern League affiliate, the Vermont Reds, in 1987. In 1989, his Indianapolis Indians won the American Association championship and the "AAA Classic," earning him a promotion to a coaching position with the parent Montreal Expos.

On June 2, minor league baseball, managing in the farm systems of the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies. In the spring of 1995, Runnells managed the Tigers replacement players in spring training during the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike.[1]

On May 29, 2009. Runnells was promoted to Bench Coach of the Colorado Rockies when manager Clint Hurdle was fired and bench coach Jim Tracy replaced him.

Managerial statistics

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
MON 1991 51 61 .455 6th in NL East - - - -
MON 1992 17 20 .459 2nd in NL East - - - -
Total 68 81 .456 - - - -


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  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
  • Managing record
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marv Foley
Tulsa Drillers Manager
Succeeded by
Stu Cole
Preceded by
Marv Foley
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Stu Cole
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Colorado Rockies Bench Coach
Succeeded by