Sean Berry

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Sean Robert Berry

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Sean Berry was drafted by the Kansas City Royals but got his first real chance as a regular with the Montreal Expos after being traded for Chris Haney. He was the starting third baseman on the great 1994 Expos team that had the best record in baseball before the 1994 strike. His best season may have been 1996, with the Houston Astros, when he set career marks in home runs (17), RBI (95) and games played (132) en route to a .281/.328/.492 batting line. In eleven big league seasons, he batted a respectable .272 with a .445 slugging percentage.

Berry was a coach for the Round Rock Express in 2003 and 2004. He was the minor league hitting coordinator for Houston in 2005 and 2006. In July 2006, Berry was named interim hitting coach of the big league Astros. After the season, he was given the job on a permanent basis. He kept the job until the All-Star break in 2010, when he was replaced by Hall of Famer and former teammate Jeff Bagwell; Houston had some of the worst hitting statistics in the majors at the time. In 2011, Berry became the minor league hitting coordinator for the San Diego Padres, a position he retained through 2014. Berry was hitting coach of the Norfolk Tides from 2015 to 2017. He was minor league hitting coordinator for the Miami Marlins in 2018 and hitting coach of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in 2019. He was scheduled to be hitting coach of the Tides in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.

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