Christopher Anthony Denorfia
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- School Wheaton College (MA)
- High School Southington High School, Choate Rosemary Hall
- Debut September 7, 2005
- Final Game October 4, 2015
- Born July 15, 1980 in Bristol, CT USA
Denorfia was the starting centerfielder for the Italian national baseball team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He had a tremendous game against Canada on March 9, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, a walk, 2 RBI and a diving catch to rob Joey Votto of a double, to lead Italy to a 6-2 upset over the higher-ranked Canadian team.
On September 28, 2015, playing for the Chicago Cubs, he did something that was literally unprecedented when he hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run in extra innings in a 1-0 game. His blast off Miguel Almonte of the Kansas City Royals made a winner of Fernando Rodney, the man for whom he had pinch-hit. It was his last week as a major leaguer, as he made his final appearance on October 4th.
The Cubs hired Denorfia in 2018 as a Special Assistant to the President/General Manager. He returned to the playing field in 2019 when he was added to the Cubs' coaching staff as a quality assurance coach. This gig only lasted one season.
In 2020 Denorfia joined the Colorado Rockies organization as manager for their AA affiliate the Hartford Yard Goats before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. He went on to manage Hartford in 2021-2022.
Ted Power is his father-in-law.
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2020||Hartford Yard Goats||Eastern League||Season cancelled|
|2021||Hartford Yard Goats||Double-A Northeast||39-79||12th||Colorado Rockies|
|2022||Hartford Yard Goats||Eastern League||Colorado Rockies|