David Newhan

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David Matthew Newhan

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Biographical Information[edit]

David Newhan is the son of Hall of Fame sportswriter Ross Newhan. He played 8 seasons in the majors, playing in 413 games while batting .253 with 23 home runs with one of them being an inside-the-park home run as a member of the Baltimore Orioles on July 21st, 2004 at Fenway Park which occured when Manny Ramirez inexplicably cut off a relay throw from center field by Johnny Damon. Newhan then began his coaching career as a player/coach for the 2009 Lehigh Valley IronPigs. In 2011 he joined the San Diego Padres' Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm as a coach. He was promoted to hitting coach on June 2, 2011 after manager Carlos Lezcano left the team and hitting coach Phil Plantier moved up to manager. He remained the Storm hitting coach through the 2013 season. He was named manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters, an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in the New York-Penn League, in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed assistant hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers, staying until the end of 2016. He then became minor league infield coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017-2018. He was scheduled to be hitting coach of the Altoona Curve in 2020 before the season was canceled due to Covid-19 then finally did coach Altoona in 2021.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2014 Vermont Lake Monsters New York-Penn League 33-43 12th (t) Oakland Athletics
2019 Mobile BayBears Southern League 50-86 10th Los Angeles Angels

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