Perry Hill
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Hill with the Miami Marlins
Seattle Mariners – No. 6
Coach
Born: (1952-03-19) March 19, 1952 (age 70)
Salina, Kansas
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Teams
As coach
Career highlights and awards

Perry Wendell Hill (born March 19, 1952) is an American professional baseball coach. He is the infield coach for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He formerly coached for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, Florida / Miami Marlins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Career

Hill was an infielder in college, Pan American University, and six seasons in the Mexican League.[1]

Hill began his coaching career with the Rangers' Class A team in 1984. He rose through the organization until he became the Rangers infield and first base coach from 1992 through 1995. He spent three years with Detroit from 1997 through 1999, which became the first major-league club to go from worst to first in fielding percentage. He spent 2000–01 with the Montreal Expos and coached the Florida Marlins from 2002 through 2007.[1] He returned to coaching in 2009, when he coached the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hill was rehired by the Marlins to coach first base for the 2011 season.[2] He was not retained by the Marlins after the 2018 season.[3] Hill was hired by the Seattle Mariners as their first base and infield coach prior to the 2019 season.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Finder, Chuck (2009-03-15). "Pirates Spring Training: Infield guru Perry Hill". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-06-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (October 8, 2018). "Marlins To Make Several Coaching Changes". MLB trade rumors.
  4. ^ Ryan Divish (November 20, 2018). "Mariners announce the hire of Perry Hill to serve as infield and first base coach". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 15, 2019.