Entering his second season, his first full campaign, as the Indians Hitting Coach...Was promoted to the role on
June 19, 2011, replacing Jon Nunnally...The Indians finished 5th in the American League in September 2011
w/139 runs scored (4.8RS/GM)...Highest scoring month since April (5.42)...Entering his 35th season overall in
professional baseball as either a player, coach or instructor...Prior to joining the Indians Major League staff was
the organizational Hitting Coordinator from 2007 until June 2011 after spending the 2006 season coaching the
AAA Buffalo Bisons in the Indians system...Was also Major League Hitting Coach of the Detroit Tigers for three
seasons from 2003-05 under Alan Trammell...Named the Midwest League Manager of the Year in both 1997 and
2000 while managing at West Michigan...Named Tigers Player Development Man of the Year in 1998...Managed
in the Detroit Tigers organization for eight seasons from 1995-2002...Coaching career began in 1992 at A London
in the Tigers chain...Also coached at AAA Toledo in 1993-94.
Selected in the 7th round of the 1978 draft by the Detroit Tigers...Played professionally for 14 seasons in the Detroit
Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves organizations...Spent majority
of his career in the minors, appearing in the Majors with Detroit in 1986 and Seattle in 1988-1989...Batted .274
with a HR and 11 RBI in 58 career games in the Majors...Owns a career minor league average of .295 with 41HR
and 516RBI in 1,381 games...Won 3 batting titles at the minor league level as he hit .323 in 1985 at Birmingham,
.368 in 1986 at Nashville and .351 in 1989 with Calgary.
Full name BRUCE ALAN FIELDS...Married, Julie...Has two sons, Aaron and Daniel...Resides in Detroit, MI...
Attended Lansing Community College and Central Michigan...Son, Daniel, plays in the Detroit Tigers organization
(6th round pick in 2009)...Son, Aaron, plays in the Cleveland Indians organization (42nd round pick in 2010)...
Inducted into the West Michigan Whitecaps Hall of Fame in 2010.