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Bill Mueller Hired As Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach

The most recent memory many Cardinals fans have of Bill Mueller is his .429 batting average and 8 total bases against St. Louis in the 2004 World Series. 10 years later, he joins the team he help dismember as the assistant hitting coach serving under John Mabry. The former (2003) AL batting champ brings a plethora of bonafides to the job, after playing 11 years of Major League baseball...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals hire Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach

  The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they finished 26th in the majors in runs, 27th in batting average and 28th in on-base percentage. The Cardinals announced...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mueller as assistant hitting coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they finished 26th in the majors in runs, 27th in batting average and 28th in on-base percentage. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mueller as assistant hitting coach

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former batting champion Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach. The 43-year-old Mueller, a St. Louis native, was a .291 career hitter with a .373 on-base percentage. He served as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach last season, and they finished 26th in the majors in runs, 27th in batting average and 28th in on-base percentage. The Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Mueller Hired As St. Louis Cardinals’ Assistant Hitting Coach

It didn’t take Bill Mueller very long to find a new job. After resigning as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach in October, Mueller was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday as their assistant hitting coach. He’ll work under Cards hitting coach and former MLB utility man John Mabry. It was a busy Monday for the Cardinals, who made a blockbuster trade in addition to hiring...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Is The New Red Sox Hitting Coach

(USA TODAY Sports) Multiple sources now report that the former long-shot candidate Chili Davis has—in fact—been named as the new Red Sox hitting coach. The team passed over a bunch of other candidates—including Bill Mueller, Rich Gedman, Kevin Long and Dave Magadan. Since 2012, Davis has been hitting coach for the Oakland A's. Previously, he was the hitting coach for Boston...
Via FenwayNation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

"You cannot let the Sox win today." 10th Anniversary of the 2004 ALCS. Game 4.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by GettyOctober 10th, 2004, the Red Sox are one inning away of being swept by the Yankees... an even more dramatic story than the one that happened a year ago. Little did Massachusetts know, that this game would end up being the beginning of the end of The Curse. Being an inning away from being swept, they ended up winning the World Series 17...
Via RedSoxLife
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Years After: Dave Roberts' Watershed Steal

It can't possibly have happened a decade ago. But, re-checking our trusty FN WayBack Machine, it appears that the Dave Roberts Steal was exactly ten years ago today—although technically, it happened after midnight. As one of the privileged 34,826 who attended the 5 hour and 2 minute contest, I can safely state that it was the most thrilling sporting event I ever witnessed in person...
Via FenwayNation
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Interviewing For Sox Hitting Coach

Apparently, the reports of Chili Davis' elimination from the Red Sox hitting coach job were greatly exaggerated. Davis is in Boston today to interview for the position—and thus expands the field to six who are under consideration (also Rich Gedman, Paul Sorrento, Bill Mueller, Tim Hyers, Kevin Long). Davis is currently the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics and had a stellar...
Via FenwayNation
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hitting Coach Choices Down To Five

According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have narrowed their search for a new hitting coach to five: Bill Mueller, Somerville's Paul Sorrento, Tim Hyers, Worcester's Rich Gedman and Kevin Long. Earlier interest in Chili Davis seems to have waned. Our choice would be a tandem of Mueller and Gedman—similar to the 'two assistant hitting coach' model of the last few years. The team...
Via FenwayNation
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

I’ve been thinking a lot about Andrew Friedman’s arrival with the Dodgers, and one of the things that really keeps coming up for me is simply that he’s an outsider to the organization. Ned Colletti had been in charge for so, so long, to the point that not a single current member of the Dodgers played for the team before he arrived. (Although several had been drafted and were...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Mallee as hitting coach, tab Dascenzo first-base, OF coach

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired John Mallee as their hitting coach after Bill Mueller resigned this week. The Cubs also hired Doug Dascenzo on Thursday as first-base and outfield coach, with Eric Hinske shifting from that job to assistant hitting coach. Mallee, a Chicago native, served as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins (2010-11) and Houston Astros (2013-14). The Astros...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Revamp Coaching Staff

Following the relatively surprising resignation of hitting coach, Bill Mueller the Chicago Cubs appeared to be heading to a long search for their 4th hitting coach since Opening Day, 2012. However, the Cubs have already found their man. According to reports, the Cubs have hired John Mallee to fill the void left behind by Mueller. Mallee, 45, has worked around the league as a hitting...
Via Sports Mockery
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Mallee as hitting coach

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have hired John Mallee as their hitting coach after Bill Mueller resigned this week. The Cubs also hired Doug Dascenzo on Thursday as first base and outfield coach, with Eric Hinske shifting from that job to assistant hitting coach. Mallee, a Chicago native, served as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins (2010-11) and Houston Astros (2013-14). The...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: Royals, Orioles clash in unorthodox ALCS

The first game of the American League Championship Series is set to kick off on Friday evening. The unorthodox match up of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals contrasts well against the playoff regulars in the NLCS. Unlike Giants and Cardinals, this will be the first ever postseason meeting between the Royals and the Orioles. During the regular season, however, the two clubs...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Mueller Resigns As Cubbie Hitting Coach

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Former Red Sox batting champion Bill Mueller has resigned as the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs. This move comes in the wake of the firing of assistant Cubbie hitting coach Mike Brumley. Mueller spent three seasons in Carmine Hose—hitting .303 with a .378 OBP. His ninth-inning single off Mariano Rivera knocked in Dave Roberts with the tying run...
Via FenwayNation
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Boston Red Sox Bill Mueller Resigns As Chicago Cubs’ Hitting Coach

Bill Mueller is a free agent on the coaching market. Mueller resigned as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach Tuesday after just one season in the position. He worked closely with Mike Brumley, who last week was dismissed from his job as the club’s assistant hitting coach. “My loyalty and my word are what I stand by,” Mueller said Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Face Coaching Shakeup

After a rough season offensively on the North Side, the Chicago Cubs have announced the resignation of Bill Mueller. The Cubs led the league in strikeouts, and finished 28th in on-base percentage. The resignation follows the dismissal of assistant hitting coach, Mike Brumley last week. According to ESPN.com, the Cubs are already in serious talks with candidates around the league...
Via Sports Mockery
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Mueller Resigns as Cubs Hitting Coach

Last season, two of the Chicago Cubs most important hitters in the team’s rebuilding effort Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo had amazing bounce back years. Both returned to the form they were in 2012, both looking like (and picked to be) All Stars. Under hitting coach Bill Mueller and his assistant Mike Brumley both men soared to great offensive heights. However, as a whole the...
Via World Series Dreaming
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Mueller resigns as Cubs hitting coach

CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. It comes after president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced last week that Mike Brumley would not return as assistant...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Mueller resigns as Cubs hitting coach

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. It comes after president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced last week that Mike Brumley would not return as assistant...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez New Role With Chicago Cubs?

Manny Ramirez spent his time in Iowa wisely, and now a new position at the big league level has opened up. Will Manny Ramirez be the new assistant hitting coach? Bill Mueller did a fine job as hitting coach in 2014. He helped raise Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo’s batting averages .47 and .53 points from 2013 to 2014, respectively. His assistant, Mike Brumley, has been reassigned...
Via Sports Mockery
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz began his Hall of Fame march in the 2004 ALCS

In the 2004 ALCS, most of the attention is paid to Dave Roberts stealing second base in the ninth inning. That steal led to Bill Mueller singling him in and giving Boston life. But it was David Ortiz who was the real hero, hitting a walk off, two-run homer in the 12th off of Paul Quantrill to give Boston a 6-4 win. In Game 5, Ortiz would strike again with a solo homer in the eighth...
Via The Outside Corner
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz began his Hall of Fame march in the 2004 ALCS

In the 2004 ALCS, most of the attention is paid to Dave Roberts stealing second base in the ninth inning. That steal led to Bill Mueller singling him in and giving Boston life. But it was David Ortiz who was the real hero, hitting a walk off, two-run homer in the 12th off of Paul Quantrill to give Boston a 6-4 win. In Game 5, Ortiz would strike again with a solo homer in the eighth...
Via Bloguin Best
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The A-Rod VS. Varitek Brawl: One Decade Later

It's an iconic image burned into the brain of every Red Sox fan over the age of 10—Good versus Evil incarnate. Ten years ago today, Jason Varitek squared off with Alex Rodriguez in a classic brawl that can legitimately be called the watershed moment of the 2004 Championship season. When the game ended on Bill Mueller's walk-off home run, The Idiots had been galvanized. They were...
Via FenwayNation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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