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Darnell Coles

Darnell Coles
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 11
Third baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1962-06-02) June 2, 1962
San Bernardino, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1983, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
May 22, 1997, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 75
Runs batted in 368

Darnell Coles (born June 2, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball player who played primarily as a third baseman and outfielder from 1983 to 1997. He is currently the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.


  • Early life 1
  • Playing career 2
  • Coaching career 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Coles was a four-sport letterman and three time baseball MVP at Eisenhower High School.[1]

Playing career

On June 3, 1980, Coles was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round (sixth pick) of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft. He turned down both a baseball scholarship and a football scholarship to UCLA to sign with the Mariners.

In 1986, he hit a career-high 20 home runs for the Detroit Tigers. He had two three-home run games in his career: in 1987 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1994 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Coaching career

In 2006, Coles was hired as the roving hitting instructor for the manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters in 2007, and manager of the Class A Hagerstown Suns in 2008.

On November 19, 2008, he was named the hitting coach for the Nationals Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs.[2]

On October 10, 2013, Coles was selected to manage the Huntsville Stars from 2012 to 2013.[3] However, on November 25, the Detroit Tigers announced the hiring of Coles as assistant hitting coach.[4]

On October 23, 2014, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Coles replaced Johnny Narron as the hitting coach. [5]


  1. ^ 1987 Topps baseball card # 411
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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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