COACHING CAREER: Enters his fourth season as D-backs Bench Coach and 15th season in a managerial or coaching capacity...Served as the Cubs' bench coach under manager Lou Piniella from 2007-10…in 2007-08, the Cubs won back-to-back NL Central Division titles for the first time in franchise history and posted a NL-best .563 winning percentage (182-141)...Served as the Padres' first base coach from 2000-02...Was the Tigers' hitting coach in 1999 after spending two seasons in 1997-98 in the Tigers front office as an assistant to baseball operations, focusing on player instruction and scouting.
MANAGERIAL CAREER: Went 186-300 as Tigers' manager from 2003-05…named the 35th manager in Tigers history on Oct. 9, 2002 and became the ninth manager in club history to have previously played for the Tigers…Kirk Gibson was his bench coach in all three seasons as manager...Guided the Tigers to a 72-90 record in 2004, a 29-win improvement and the second-largest in franchise history behind the 1961 Tigers' 30-win increase…in 2003, received one third-place vote in AL Manager of the Year balloting after the club finished 43-119.
PLAYING CAREER: Spent his entire 20-year playing career with the Tigers, hitting .285 with 185 homers and 1,003 RBI…the six-time AL All-Star and three-time AL Silver Slugger also earned four AL Gold Gloves and posted a .977 career fielding percentage at shortstop …joined Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Al Kaline as the only players to play 20 or more seasons with the Tigers...Finished his career in the Top 10 in many of Detroit's offensive categories, including stolen bases (5th, 236) games played (5th, 2,293), doubles (6th, 412), hits (7th, 2,365) and RBI (10th)…he and teammate Lou Whitaker hold the AL record after combining to play 1,918 games together at shortstop and second base...Finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting in 1987 after posting career bests with a .343 batting average, 205 hits, 28 home runs and 105 RBI as the Tigers won the AL East Division Title...Was named MVP during the 1984 World Series after batting .450 (9-for-20) with two home runs and six RBI as the Tigers defeated the Padres in five games...Made his debut in 1977 at 19 years old after being selected in the second round of the 1976 draft.
PERSONAL: Alan Stuart Trammell...Married to Barbara…have three children: Lance, Kyle and Jade...Attended Kearny High School in San Diego, Calif...Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the San Diego Hall of Champions' Breitbard Hall of Fame and Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1998...Along with Whitaker, made a cameo appearance on the television show Magnum P.I. in 1983.