Bill Haselman

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William Joseph Haselman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Bill Haselman was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round of the 1987 amateur draft. He would go on to enjoy a 13-year major league career as a backup catcher with four different teams. Haselman appeared in 589 major league games, batting .259 with 47 home runs and 210 RBI. Haselman was part of history for the Boston Red Sox on September 18, 1996 as he was the catcher when Roger Clemens struck out 20 Detroit Tigers, tying the major league record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game.

After his playing days ended in 2003 Haselman was a Boston Red Sox coach from 2004 to 2006. Initially he was hired as a scout and roving instructor, but served as the Red Sox interim first base coach from early May to late July in 2004. He joined the Boston coaching staff on a regular basis in 2005 working as the bullpen coach and served in 2006 as the team's first base coach. Haselman spent the next three years out of baseball. He returned in 2010 for one season in the Texas Rangers organization as manager of the Bakersfield Blaze before leaving again in 2011. Haselman's next managing stint came with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2012-2013. In the latter season he led the Inland Empire 66ers to a California League championship.

Haselman moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2014 when he managed the Great Lakes Loons. He was slated to return in 2015 but took over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in February when manager P.J. Forbes resigned unexpectedly. After the 2015 season he also managed the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. Haselman moved to the top of the Dodgers minor league system for the next three years when he managed the Oklahoma City Dodgers. This concluded his managerial career. In 2019-2020 he worked as a roving instructor for the Dodgers though it is not clear what his actual duties were. He returned to Oklahoma City in 2021 as a bench coach.

The Los Angeles Angels hired Haselman a second time in 2022 when he was named their major league catching coach. He is expected to return in that role in 2023.

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2010 Bakersfield Blaze California League 67-73 8th Texas Rangers
2012 Inland Empire 66ers California League 66-74 8th Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2013 Inland Empire 66ers California League 69-71 5th (t) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim League Champs
2014 Great Lakes Loons Midwest League 66-73 10th Los Angeles Dodgers
2015 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League 78-62 2nd (t) Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
2016 Oklahoma City Dodgers Pacific Coast League 81-60 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
2017 Oklahoma City Dodgers Pacific Coast League 72-69 6th Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 Oklahoma City Dodgers Pacific Coast League 75-65 4th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round

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