Rick Renick

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rick Renick played five seasons in the major leagues for the Minnesota Twins from 1968 to 1972. He hit a home run in his first at bat in the American League, off Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers. In 1974, he became a player-coach for the Tacoma Twins for three seasons, and held the same job for the Denver Bears in 1977 and 1978. He was the minor league hitting instructor for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980, and the team's major league hitting coach in 1981.

Renick managed the Montreal Expos' AA affiliate for three seasons between 1982 and 1984, then was a coach for the major league team in 1985 and 1986. He then moved to the Minnesota Twins as a coach from 1987 to 1990 under former Tacoma teammate Tom Kelly. In 1991, he was hired by the Chicago White Sox to be the manager of their Gulf Coast League club. However, before that could happen, he was pressed into service on June 21st as the fourth manager that season of the team's AAA farm team, the Vancouver Canadians. Marv Foley, Moe Drabowsky and Doug Mansolino had all managed the last-place club until Renick took over. He took the Canadians to the Pacific Coast League finals the next season, then managed the AA Nashville Sounds for four years.

Renick returned to the major leagues in 1997 as the bench coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he stayed for four seasons. He then returned to the Montreal Expos as a coach in 2001 to rejoin old friend Felipe Alou. Alou was fired partway through the season and replaced by Jeff Torborg and then the entire coaching staff was transferred to the Florida Marlins in 2002 as part of the controversial deal in which Jeffrey Loria swapped his ownership shares in the Expos for ownership of the Florida Marlins as a prelude to the aborted contraction of the Expos.

Renick's son, Josh Renick, played minor league ball from 2001-2009.

Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1982 Memphis Chicks Southern League 70-74 6th Montreal Expos
1983 Memphis Chicks Southern League 61-85 10th Montreal Expos
1984 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 76-69 3rd Montreal Expos
1991 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League 22-43 10th Chicago White Sox replaced Doug Mansolino on June 22 with 27-43 record
1992 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League 81-61 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1993 Nashville Sounds American Association 81-62 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1994 Nashville Sounds American Association 83-61 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1995 Nashville Sounds American Association 68-76 6th Chicago White Sox
1996 Nashville Sounds American Association 77-67 4th Chicago White Sox

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