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Brian Rupp

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Brian Jeffrey Rupp

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Brian Rupp was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round of the 1992 amateur draft. He led the 1992 Arizona League with a .386 BA, 80 hits, 40 RBI, 20 2B, 102 TB, 5 IBB, and .490 SLG. Rupp was named league MVP. In 1993, Rupp won his second batting title in a row with a .320 mark in the South Atlantic League, beating out Derek Jeter. Rupp played seven seasons of pro ball, reaching as high as AAA. Rupp's final season was 1998, though he did get one appearance in 2020 when he was a coach.

In addition to the years of managing noted below, Rupp was a hitting coach for the Arkansas Travelers in 2000, Hagerstown Suns in 2013, Potomac Nationals in 2014-2015, and Harrisburg Senators in 2016-2019. He was scheduled to be hitting coach for Harrisburg in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19, then did coach Harrisburg in 2021.

Rupp moved to the Los Angeles Angels' organization as hitting coach of the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2022. He was a coach for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2023-2024.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1999 Peoria Chiefs Midwest League 63-76 11th St. Louis Cardinals
2001 New Jersey Cardinals New York-Penn League 35-41 9th St. Louis Cardinals
2002 Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League 29-38 7th St. Louis Cardinals
2004 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League 42-35 3rd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2005 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League 34-42 6th (t) Kansas City Royals
2006 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League 40-36 4th Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
2007 Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League 45-30 3rd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2008 Burlington Bees Midwest League 73-65 4th Kansas City Royals League Champs
2009 Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League 84-55 1st Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2010 Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League 68-70 6th Kansas City Royals
2011 Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League 66-72 6th Kansas City Royals
2012 Potomac Nationals Carolina League 64-75 6th Washington Nationals

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