Chris Bando

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Christopher Michael Bando

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Biographical Information[edit]

The brother of third baseman Sal Bando and uncle of Sal Bando Jr., Chris Bando spent most of his playing career as the Cleveland Indians backup catcher. He was signed as a 2nd round pick in the 1978 amateur draft by the Indians and scout Danny Carnevale. Chris' sons, Ben, Michael and Phil also played minor league ball.

Chris was later a Milwaukee Brewers coach from 1996 to 1998, while his brother was the team's General Manager. Bando was a Brewer scout in 1999 and was the Director of Coaching, Player Development, & Manager of the International Baseball League of Australia in 2000. He was the hitting coach for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2003 and an advance scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005. In 2009, Bando was an assistant coach at The Master's College. He became the head coach of San Diego Christian College in 2010.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1990 Stockton Ports California League 82-59 2nd Milwaukee Brewers League Champs
1991 Stockton Ports California League 71-65 4th Milwaukee Brewers Lost League Finals
1992 El Paso Diablos Texas League 73-63 3rd Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
1993 New Orleans Zephyrs American Association 80-64 3rd Milwaukee Brewers
1994 New Orleans Zephyrs American Association 78-66 3rd Milwaukee Brewers
1995 New Orleans Zephyrs American Association 63-79 7th Milwaukee Brewers
2001 Akron Aeros Eastern League 68-74 7th Cleveland Indians
2002 Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York-Penn League 46-30 5th Cleveland Indians
2007 Aiken Foxhounds South Coast League 41-48 4th Independent Leagues
2012 Washington Wild Things Frontier League 44-52 10th Independent Leagues
2019 Texas AirHogs American Association 28-72 12th Independent Leagues

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