Jake Molina

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Jake P. Molina

Biographical Information[edit]

Jake Molina was picked by the Chicago Cubs in the January 1968 amateur draft out of junior college. He went on to play for UCLA in the 1969 College World Series and for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots who won the 1969 National Baseball Congress World Series. He coached for the Walla Walla Padres and Spokane Indians from 1981-1983. He saw a flier advertising for coaches for Spanish teams and decided to sign on as he spoke Spanish. He was a coach for Spain in the 1988 Baseball World Cup. When Giuseppe Guilizzoni stepped down as manager, Molina moved into that role. He managed the Spanish national team in many events, including the 1991 Intercontinental Cup, 1992 Olympics, 1993 Intercontinental Cup, 2005 Baseball World Cup and many European Championships. He was assistant coach at the University of San Diego and UCLA and head coach of Santa Monica College and San Diego City College.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2001 Idaho Falls Padres Pioneer League 21-54 7th San Diego Padres

Sources include 1991 LA Times article