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Mark Parent #8

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Full Name:
Mark Parent
Uniform #:
8

Managerial/Coaching Career

Begins his third season with the White Sox organization as bench coach … is responsible for working with Sox catchers and organizing Spring Training camp in Glendale, Ariz. … served as acting Sox manager on 6/7/13 vs. Oakland while Robin Ventura attended family graduation ceremonies (4-3 loss) … has been ejected three times with the Sox: 9/8/12 vs. Kansas City, 6/3/13 at Seattle and 8/25/13 vs. Texas … spent the 2010-11 seasons as a manager in the Philadelphia Phillies system … led Double-A Reading to a 74-58 record and a berth in the Eastern League playoffs in 2011 … was cited by Baseball America as the Best Manager Prospect in the EL … spent 2010 at the helm of Class A Lakewood, leading the Blueclaws to the South Atlantic League Championship (84-55) … was named manager of the SAL postseason All-Star Team … was the original manager of the Chico (Calif.) Outlaws in the independent Golden Baseball League from 2005-07 … led the Outlaws to a championship in his final season … began his managerial career in 2000 with Class A Lancaster in the Seattle organization … was named California League Manager of the Year.

Playing Career

Played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with San Diego (1986-90), Texas (1991), Baltimore (1992-93, 1996), the Cubs (1994-95), Pittsburgh (1995), Detroit (1996) and Philadelphia (1997-98) … batted .214 (279-1,303) with 53 home runs and 168 RBI in 474 games … ranked second among National League catchers in 1995 with a career-high 18 home runs with the Pirates and Cubs … appeared in six games with the Orioles in the 1996 postseason … hit .253 (943-3724) with 82 home runs and 492 RBI in 12 minor-league seasons.

Miscellaneous/Personal

Married Wendy … has two children: Nick and Jake … Nick is a catcher in the White Sox minor-league system after being selected in the 2013 draft.

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