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Date: Mar 14, 2018
Former Boston Red Sox Manager Butch Hobson Joins AWL Staff
Butch Hobson, former Manager of the MLB’s Boston Red Sox, and current Manager of the Chicago Dogs (American Association), is the latest to join the Arizona Winter League coaching staff.
In addition to managing the Red Sox from 1992 to 1994, Hobson also played for the Red Sox from 75’-80’, the then California Angels during the 81’ season, and the Yankees in 82’, primarily as a third baseman.
Hobson started off as a two sport athlete at the University of Alabama and was a backup quarterback under the famous Bear Bryant. He was drafted by Boston in 1973 and made his MLB debut just two years later. His best season came in 1977 when he posted 30 home runs and 112 RBIs.
Following his 8 year playing career, Butch entered the managerial world guiding the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 79-64 record and a first place finish in the International League. He was later hired to run the big team and posted a 207-232 record during his tenure.
After his stint with the Sox, his managing career has had stops with the Phillies AAA team, the Nashua Pride of the Atlantic and Can-Am Leagues, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League, the Lancaster Barnstormers, and the Kane County Cougars (Single A team of the Diamondbacks).
He was recently named the first manager of the Chicago Dogs, a new team in the American Association.
This will be Hobson’s first time managing in the Arizona Winter League.