Brandon Hyde

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Brandon Hyde
Chicago Cubs – No. 16
First base coach
Born: (1973-10-03) October 3, 1973 (age 46)
Santa Rosa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
As manager

Brandon Michael Hyde (born October 3, 1973) is the first base coach for the Chicago Cubs. He had previously served as the Director of Player Development for the Chicago Cubs [1] and as a coach in the Florida Marlins organization.

Playing career

Hyde played professionally from 1997 to 2001 in the Chicago White Sox organization (1997–2000) and for the independent Chico Heat. Over the course of his minor league career, he played in 200 games and hit .252 with 15 home runs. He attended Long Beach State University before playing professionally.

Coaching career

Hyde managed in the Marlins organization from 2005 to 2009, heading the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2005 and 2006, the Carolina Mudcats in 2007, the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2008 and the Jacksonville Suns in 2009 where he led the Suns to their fourth Southern League Championship in club history. He had also spent two years as the Grasshoppers' hitting coach.[2] In 2010, he was the Marlins minor league infield coordinator.

On June 23, 2010, the Marlins fired manager Fredi González, bench coach Carlos Tosca, and hitting coach Jim Presley.[3] Brandon was named the interim bench coach, Edwin Rodríguez was named the interim manager, and John Mallee was named the hitting coach.[4] On November 3, 2010, the Marlins removed the interim tags from each, and made Hyde their bench coach for the 2011 season.

When Rodríguez unexpectedly resigned on June 19, 2011, Hyde was named acting manager for that evening's game against the Tampa Bay Rays (a 2-1 loss that brought the team's losing streak to ten games). On June 20, Jack McKeon was named Interim Manager and Hyde moved back to the bench coach position.

On November 22, 2013, Hyde was named bench coach of the Chicago Cubs, under new manager Rick Renteria.

On opening day of the 2015 season, Hyde was the first base coach under new manager Joe Maddon.


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Preceded by
Carlos Tosca
Florida Marlins bench coach
Succeeded by
Joey Cora
Preceded by
Jamie Quirk
Chicago Cubs bench coach
Succeeded by
Dave Martinez