Born in San Jose California, Chip Hale was always a baseball man. His passion and fire for the game has only gotten stronger as the years have gone by. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1987 he spent 2 years in the minors before breaking out with the club in 1989; he played a solid 8 year career.
After his playing days were over he quickly became a manager in the game he loves. He became the manager for the D’backs AAA team for 3 years winning the pacific coast league manager of the year. In 2006 he became a coach under Bob Melvins Diamondbacks for 3 years until he was hired as the 3rd base coach for the New York Mets. After a brief two years in New York he left to return under Bob Melvin, this time in Oakland. With the tremendous success the A’s have had over the past 3 years Hale was a top candidate for the Seattle Mariners Manager job this past offseason; however Lloyd McClendon won the job.
Now the very next year the D’backs are looking for a manager and feel they have found the man to help lead this talented ball club back to success. Just another move made by Tony La Russa it certainly seems as this team is in the making for an overhaul this offseason.