Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lansford comes on board

Carney Lansford -- who always seemed like a pretty normal guy in his playing days -- is the new SF Giants hitting coach.

He's got his work cut out for him. It seems like he'll be dealing with the same kind of player that he was -- given that he put up only 151 HRs in 15 years, an astoundingly low total for a full-time player at a power position (third base). And it's certainly worth noting that Lansford is a winner of the Hutch Award, honoring competitive spirt and named after former pitcher and manager Fred Hutchinson, who died of cancer at the age of 45. Jim Brosnan's excellent book, "Pennant Race," gives some nice insight into how respected Hutch was. Giants who have won the Hutch Award include Omar (as an Indian), Stretch, Big Daddy Reuschel, Don Robinson and Dave Dravecky.


Blogger Michael said...

Carney Lansford is going to be a great addition to the Giants coaching staff. I remember watching him as a kid and loving it!

9:53 AM  

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