Dick Schofield (schofdi02)

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Richard Craig Schofield

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dick Schofield was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the California Angels and scout Nick Kamzic.

Schofield comes from a good athletic family. He is the son of Dick Schofield, uncle of Jayson Werth and Brother in law of Dennis Werth. His sister Kim Schofield Werth, competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump and 100 meter dash.

Schofield Jr., like his father, was known for his defense at shortstop.

John Curtis, Jim Slaton, Jerry Reuss, and Don Sutton all played with both Dick Schofields.

Schofield was a coach for the River City Rascals in 1999, then managed the Springfield Capitals in 2001, both in the Frontier League. In 2002 he managed the South Bend Silver Hawks in the Arizona Diamondbacks chain. Schofield was a coach for the AZL Angels in 2007-2011 and a roving infield coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He moved to the Cincinnati Reds chain as a coach for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2013 and manager of the Billings Mustangs in 2014. He was bench coach of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2017 and of the Louisville Bats in 2018. That last season, when manager Pat Kelly was promoted to bench coach of the parent Reds, Schofield took over as manager on April 19th. He returned to the bench coach role for Louisville in 2019. He was scheduled to be manager for the Daytona Tortugas in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19. He was then development coach for Daytona in 2021.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2001 Springfield Capitals Frontier League 45-39 6th Independent Leagues
2002 South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League 52-87 14th Arizona Diamondbacks
2014 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 41-35 3rd Cincinnati Reds League Champs
2015 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 37-38 5th Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st Round
2016 Dayton Dragons Midwest League 47-93 16th Cincinnati Reds
2018 Louisville Bats International League 57-70 13th Cincinnati Reds Replaced Pat Kelly (4-6) April 19

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