Willie Harris

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William Charles Harris

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Biographical Information[edit]

Willie Harris, who scored the winning run for the Chicago White Sox in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series, is from the same hometown as Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. He went 6 for 6 with 2 triples and 6 RBI on July 21, 2007, becoming the second player in Atlanta Braves history with a 6-hit game, 37 years after Felix Millan did it.

In 2016, Harris was appointed hitting coach of the Great Falls Voyagers, a White Sox affiliate in the Pioneer League. He became a manager with the Winston-Salem Dash in 2017 and moved up to the Double A Eastern League in 2018, managing the Richmond Flying Squirrels. In 2021, he was named third base coach of the Chicago Cubs.

He is a nephew of Ernest Riles.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2017 Winston-Salem Dash Carolina League 56-84 10th Chicago White Sox
2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 62-76 12th San Francisco Giants
2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 55-84 12th San Francisco Giants

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Ladson: "Willie Harris aims to fulfill Jackie's dream of becoming a manager", mlb.com, April 14, 2022. [1]

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