Rudy Jaramillo

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rudy Jaramillo is currently the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs. He previously occupied the same position with the Texas Rangers from 1995 to 2009.

As a player, Jaramillo played for Cliff Gustafson at the University of Texas before signing with the Rangers in 1973. He played four seasons in the minors for the Rangers but he never reached the major leagues.

Jaramillo returned to organized baseball as a minor league coach in 1983. He managed in the minors from 1984 to 1986. In 1986, he managed Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer in the Gulf Coast League. He was a roving instructor through the 1989 season.

In 1990, Art Howe took Jaramillo to Houston when he was named the Astros manager. Jaramillo served on Howe's coaching staff for four years. In 1994, he managed the Bend Rockies, and after that season, he took over as the Rangers hitting coach.

Jaramillo, who is bilingual, is credited with turning around the careers of aging players and for the development of Rangers all star second baseman Michael Young as well as Ivan Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Jeff Bagwell.

Jaramillo was elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Jaramillo's nephew, Tony Jaramillo, played in the minor leagues from 1998 to 2003 and has been a minor league hitting coach since 2004.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1984 Burlington (IA) Rangers Midwest League 51-88 11th Texas Rangers
1985 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 33-29 5th Texas Rangers Rained out - Yankees declared champions
1986 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 31-31 6th Texas Rangers
1994 Bend Rockies Northwest League 29-47 8th Colorado Rockies

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