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Héctor de la Cruz

Manager

Héctor de la Cruz (born in Sabana Perdida, Santo Dgo Dominican Republic) is a former player and a manager in Baseball. De la Cruz is known to family and friends as "La Manta." De la Cruz spent seven years in the minors as a third baseman/outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays organization before becoming a coach in the Arizona Diamondbacks system. He also played professional baseball in Korea, Taiwan and Japan. From 2001 through 2004, De la Cruz coached for the Missoula Osprey (2001–2002) of the Pioneer League and Class-A South Bend Silver Hawks (2003–2004). In 2005 he started his managerial career with Missoula, where he won the PL pennant in 2006. The next year he led the Single-A Visalia Oaks to a 77-63 record, as well as a playoff appearance in the California League. Before the 2008 season, De La Cruz was promoted to the Mobile Bay Bears of the Southern League. He will manage in Double-A for the first time during an eighth-year stint with the Diamondbacks organization. In 2009, Hector De La Cruz will manage in Double-A for the second straight year, his ninth season as a coach/manager in the Diamondbacks organization. Last season, de la Cruz was the skipper for the Bay Bears and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-10-12
Profession
Baseball player, Manager

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Sports
Baseball

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