Stu Cole
Cole with the Colorado Rockies in 2021
Colorado Rockies – No. 39
Infielder / Coach
Born: (1966-02-07) February 7, 1966 (age 55)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1991, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1991, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average.143
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

As coach

Stewart Bryan Cole (born February 7, 1966) is an American former professional baseball infielder and current coach. He is the third base coach for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Cole played in MLB Kansas City Royals.

Career

Cole attended South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round of the 1984 MLB draft, but did not sign and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 1987 MLB draft.

He played in professional baseball from 1987 through 1995 in the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies organizations. He played nine game in MLB for the Royals in 1991.[1] His only hit came on September 13, a 12th inning single off of Michael Jackson of the Seattle Mariners.[2][3]

Cole has been a coach in the Rockies organization since 1995.[4] In 2001, he became the first manager of the Tri-City Dust Devils in franchise history.[5] He managed the Double-A Tulsa Drillers from 2006 to 2009, and was named manager of the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in May 2009.[6] He was named third base coach for the Rockies on November 15, 2012.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Stu Cole coach bio". MLB.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Stu Cole 1991 Batting Game Logs". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals Box Score, September 13, 1991". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. ^ "STu Cole BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tri-City Dust Devils announce new manager, coaches for 2013". Tri-City Herald. February 5, 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  6. ^ Andrew Woerpel (June 1, 2009). "Stu Cole Steps in as New Manager". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  7. ^ Colorado Springs Sky Sox (November 15, 2012). "Stu Cole & Rene Lachemann Promoted to Rockies". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
Preceded byTom Runnells Tulsa Drillers Manager2006–2009 Succeeded byRon Gideon Preceded byTom Runnells Colorado Springs Sky Sox Manager2009–2012 Succeeded byGlenallen Hill Preceded byRich Dauer Colorado Rockies third base coach2013– Succeeded byIncumbent