Born: 9/22/67 in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Family: Wife, Stephanie; daughters Ashton (7), Kendall (6), Landon (4); son Trip (3).
Playing career: Drafted in the 21st round by the California Angels in 1990 and made major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 1998. Closed his career with the Philadelphia Phillies in ’02.
Managerial career: Phillies Single-A team in Lakewood, N.J., (2004-05) and Double-A team in Reading, Pa., (2006-08); Pirates high Class-A team in Lynchburg, Va. (’09), which won the Carolina League title.
Managing record: 393-445, .469.