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Jamie Quirk MLB Career Stats

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.240 43 247 5 .645

Jamie Quirk Bio

  • Full Name: James Patrick Quirk
  • Born: 10/22/1954 in Whittier, CA
  • Draft: 1972, Kansas City Royals, 1st rd. (18th overall)
  • High School: St. Paul’s, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Debut: September 4, 1975
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/4/1992
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 2266 193 544 43 247 5 .240 .298 .645

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Jamie begins his 38th season in professional baseball, including his 18th as a major league coach, and his first season as the Cubs bench coach ... is in his third stint as a big league bench coach after serving in the same role with Kansas City (1996- 2001) and Colorado (2003-08) ... Eighteen-year playing career included a stint with the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals. ... Graduated from St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and was selected by Kansas City in the first round (18th overall) of the 1972 First-Year Player Draft. ... Has been part of five post-season clubs, including four as a player: 1976 Royals, 1985 Royals, 1990 Oakland A's and 1992 Oakland A's. ... Was the bench coach of the 2007 N.L. Champion Colorado Rockies. ... Participated in the 2012 Cubs Caravan.

Managerial and coaching Career

Jamie enters 2012 with 17 years experience as a major league coach since his first coaching job with Kansas City in 1994. ... Most recently, was Houston's bullpen coach at the major league level in 2010-11. ... Prior to joining the Astros staff, was a professional scout in 2009 and served as third base coach for Team USA in the 2009 World Cup in Europe. ... Prior to 2009, served as major league bench coach for Colorado for six seasons (2003-08), all under manager Clint Hurdle ... while with the Rockies, filled in for Hurdle as manager for a total of eight games. ... Began his major league coaching career in 1994, serving as bullpen coach for Kansas City ... after two seasons as bullpen coach, became the Royals bench coach, a position he held for five seasons (1996- 2001). ... Served as Royals manager for eight games in 1998, guiding the club to a 4-4 record while filling in for suspended manager Tony Muser.

Playing Career

Jamie played 18 big league seasons with Kansas City (1975-76, 78-82, 85-88), Milwaukee (1977), St. Louis (1983), the White Sox (1984), Cleveland (1984), the Yankees (1989), Oakland (1989, 90-92) and Baltimore (1989). ... All told, batted .240 (544-for-2,266) with 100 doubles, 43 homers and 247 RBI in 984 major league games, 525 of those as a catcher. ... Was a member of the 1980 American League Champion Kansas City Royals, the 1985 World Champion Royals and the 1990 A.L. Champion Oakland A's. ... Primarily a catcher, he also played defensively at third base, first base, left field, shortstop, right field and second base ... retired in 1992. ... Selected by Kansas City in the first round (18th overall) of the 1972 June Draft.