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Mark Parent #8

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Full Name:
Mark Parent
Uniform #:
8

MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Begins his fourth season with the White Sox organization as bench coach...Is responsible for working with Sox catchers and organizing Spring Training camp in Glendale, Arizona...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 Mariners 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, 96), the Cubs (1994-95), Pittsburgh (1995), Detroit (1996) and Philadelphia (1997-98)...Batted .214 (279-1,303) with 53 home runs and 168 RBIs in 474 games...Ranked second among National League catchers in 1995 with a career-high 18 home runs while splitting the season between the Pirates and Cubs...Appeared in six games with the Orioles in the 1996 Postseason...Hit .253 (943-3,724) with 82 home runs and 492 RBIs in 12 Minor League seasons.

MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL: Married to 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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