Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/7/12
LOSANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday named Mark McGwire as their hitting coach. The announcement was made byGeneral Manager Ned Colletti. Markhas been able to translate his success as a big league hitter into his work ********* coach with the Cardinals, Colletti said. He earned the respect ofboth veterans and young players while in St. Louis and the offensive numbersthe Cardinals produced under his tutelage speak for themselves. Were excitedto have him join our coaching staff and anticipate great things from his workwith our hitters in 2013 and beyond. McGwireserved as the St. Louis hitting coach for the past three seasons from 2010-12,when the Cardinals led the NL in batting average (.269) and on-base percentage(.337), ranked second in runs (2,263), fourth in slugging percentage (.416) andthird in OPS (.753). During his time as hitting coach, the Cardinals batted aNational League-best .274 with runners in scoring position. McGwirestenure in St. Louis was highlighted by ...
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