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James Rowson #82

PERSONAL: James Frank Rowson...wife, Maria...children, Katiria, Kiana and Gabriella...1994 graduate of Mount St. Michael High School (Bronx, NY). 

COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 marks his 18th season coaching at the professional level...under his first year as Twins hitting coach in 2017, the club scored 815 runs, the fourth most in club history; and hit 206 home runs, the third most in club history...in 2017, Twins hitters ranked third in the AL in walks (593) and fourth in runs scored (815) and on-base percentage (.334)... hired as Twins hitting coach December 2, 2016...served as Chicago-NL hitting coach from 2012-13. 

PLAYING CAREER: Spent three minor league seasons in the Seattle (1995-96) and New York-AL (1997) organizations before playing for Cook County in the Independent Heartland League in 1998...hit .204 (111-for-544) with 26 doubles, seven triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI, 73 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 178 career professional games...selected by Seattle in ninth round of 1994 First-Year Player Draft.