Tim Bogar

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Timothy Paul Bogar

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tim Bogar played nine seasons in the major leagues, hitting only .228 but filling a role as a shortstop, third baseman and occasional second baseman and first baseman. Most of his at bats came with the New York Mets and Houston Astros, and he finished his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001. In 1995 with the Mets, he hit .290 in 145 at-bats. He had six years in the minors before coming up with the Mets in 1993. His highest batting average and slugging percentage in the minors were .282 and .401 at Columbia in the South Atlantic League in 1988, albeit in just 45 games.

After a year away from baseball, Bogar returned to the sport in 2004 and has been coaching and managing ever since. He started with the Houston Astros organization where he managed the Greeneville Astros in 2004 and the Lexington Legends in 2005. Bogar managed the Akron Aeros in the Cleveland Indians organization in 2006-2007, leading them to the Eastern League Southern Division regular season crown. In December 2007, he declined an offer to return as the Akron skipper the following season.

Instead, he left the Cleveland organization and was named to the Tampa Bay Rays coaching staff as the Quality Assurance Coach in 2008. After one year with the Rays Bogar moved to the Boston Red Sox coaching staff. He was the first base coach in 2009 before moving across the diamond to third base in 2010-2011. In 2012 Bogar was promoted to bench coach under new manager Bobby Valentine. His tenure did not outlast that of Valentine, as he was let go following the season, with new manager John Farrell choosing Torey Lovullo to be his right-hand man. Bogar returned to the minor leagues in 2013 as manager of the AA Arkansas Travelers.

In 2014, he was the bench coach of the Texas Rangers when manager Ron Washington stepped down on September 5th to attend to a personal matter. He took over the team's managerial reins for the remainder of the season and guided the Rangers to a strong finish of 14-8 over the last three weeks. He was one of three finalists to get the permanent job after the season, but lost to Pittsbugh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister. He moved to the Los Angeles Angels as special assistant to the General Manager in 2015. In 2016, he was appointed bench coach of the Seattle Mariners and he stayed with the Mariners in the same role in 2017.

Bogar moved to the Washington Nationals as first base coach in 2018 and was with the team when they won the 2019 World Series. At that time, he was under serious consideration for the job of manager of the New York Mets, but dropped out of consideration immediately after the World Series. He was then appointed the Nationals' bench coach for 2020, a role he has retained through the end of the 2023 season.

Preceded by
Ron Washington
Texas Rangers Manager
Succeeded by
Jeff Banister

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2004 Greeneville Astros Appalachian League 41-26 1st Houston Astros League Champs
2005 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League 81-58 1st Houston Astros
2006 Akron Aeros Eastern League 87-55 1st Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
2007 Akron Aeros Eastern League 80-61 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
2013 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 73-66 3rd Los Angeles Angels Lost League Finals
2014 Texas Rangers American League 14-8 5th Texas Rangers replaced Ron Washington (53-87) on September 5
2024 Amarillo Sod Poodles Texas League Arizona Diamondbacks

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