The Dodgers announced former Major League catcher Damon Berryhill as the new Skipper of the Isotopes. Berryhill will replace Lorenzo Bundy who was promoted to third-base coach for the Dodgers.
Berrhill who is from Laguna Beach California, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (4th overall) of the 1984 draft. Berryhill a catcher, spent ten years playing in the Major Leagues for the Cubs, Braves, Red Sox, Giants and Reds.
In 1992 he appeared in the World Series and hit a game winning three-run homer for the Atlanta Braves in game one.
|Photo Credit Evan Chavez: Glenn Dishman Will return to Albuquerque as the Isotope Pitching coach|
In 2008 Berryhill began his Managing career as a Manager for the Texas Rangers Single-A affiliate in Bakersfield California. Since then he has spent five years as the Dodgers Single-A Manager for the Ogdon Raptors.
While as the Skipper of the Raptors he lead them to the playoffs four of five seasons, and set an franchise record with 44 wins in 2010.
|Photo Credit Evan Chavez: Franklin Stubbs talks to members of Rio Grand SABR at Isotopes Park|
Franklin Stubbs and Glenn Dishman will return to Albuquerque in 2014.
Stubbs (one of my favorites) returns fro his second season as the Isotopes hitting coach.
Dishman has spent four and a half seasons with the Isotopes.
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