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Brandon Hyde
Brandon Hyde (32596464677) (cropped).jpg
Hyde with the Orioles in 2019
Baltimore Orioles – No. 18
Catcher / First baseman / Manager / Coach
Born: (1973-10-03) October 3, 1973 (age 47)
Santa Rosa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Career statistics
Managerial record79-144
Winning %.354
As manager
As coach
Career highlights and awards

Brandon Michael Hyde (born October 3, 1973) is an American professional baseball manager for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). Hyde had previously served as the bench coach, director of player development, and first base coach for the Chicago Cubs,[1][2] and as a bench coach and interim manager for the Florida Marlins.[1]

Playing career

Hyde graduated from Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California, in 1992.[3] He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and California State University, Long Beach, and played college baseball for the Long Beach State Dirtbags.[4] He signed with the Chicago White Sox as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played in the White Sox organization through 2000, reaching the Charlotte Knights of the Class AAA International League. In 2001, he played for the Chico Heat of the Western Baseball League, an independent baseball league.[5] Over the course of his minor league career, he played in 200 games and hit .252 with 15 home runs.

Coaching career

Florida Marlins

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.[6] 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.[7] Brandon was named the interim bench coach, Edwin Rodríguez was named the interim manager, and John Mallee was named the hitting coach.[8] 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.[9]

Chicago Cubs

On November 22, 2013, Hyde was named bench coach of the Chicago Cubs, under new manager Rick Renteria. The Cubs made a managerial change prior to the 2015 season, firing Renteria and hiring Joe Maddon. Maddon brought Dave Martinez to the Cubs from the Tampa Bay Rays to be his bench coach, and moved Hyde to first base coach.[10] During the 2017–18 off-season, Hyde rejected an offer by the New York Mets to join their coaching staff and remained with the Cubs after they promoted him to bench coach; Martinez had been hired as the Washington Nationals' manager.[11]

On June 23, 2018, Hyde was ejected in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. This was the first ejection of his career.[12]

Managerial career

Baltimore Orioles

On December 14, 2018, the Baltimore Orioles named Hyde their new manager.[13][14] On April 15, 2019, Hyde received his first career managerial ejection after arguing a slide rule call against the Boston Red Sox.[15] In 2019, Hyde managed the Orioles to a 54-108 record, the second worst record in the league, second to only the Detroit Tigers.[16] In the 60-game abbreviated 2020 season, Hyde and the Orioles finished 25-35, fourth in the division ahead of the Boston Red Sox.[17] In 2020, he had his players attempt sacrifice bunts at a higher rate than any other major league manager.[18] In an April 8, 2021 game against the Boston Red Sox, Hyde was ejected for the first time that season after arguing a Rio Ruiz swinging strike call.

Managerial record

As of games played on October 2, 2020.[1]
Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
FLA 2011 1 0 1 .000 (interim)
FLA Total 1 0 1 .000 - - -
BAL 2019 162 54 108 .333 5th in AL East
BAL 2020 60 25 35 .417 4th in AL East
BAL Total 222 79 143 .356 - - -
Total 223 79 144 .354 - - -


  1. ^ a b c "Brandon Hyde Managerial Record". Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Paul; Reporter, Tribune (August 29, 2012). "Cubs' Maine claimed by Indians; Hyde named farm director". New York Daily News. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Benefield: Santa Rosa native Brandon Hyde is Major League Baseball's newest manager". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Santa Rosa native Brandon Hyde promoted to Chicago Cubs bench coach". November 21, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Trezza, Joe. "Breaking down Orioles manager Brandon Hyde". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Press release". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "McKeon in Hyde's corner". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Muskat, Carrie (May 24, 2018). "Cubs move Brandon Hyde from 1B to bench coach". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Wittenmyer, Gordon. "Brandon Hyde returns to bench coach duties for Cubs". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Gil. "MLB Ejection 076 - Greg Gibson (1; Brandon Hyde)". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  13. ^ Trezza, Joe. "O's officially name Brandon Hyde manager". MLB. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Waldman, Tyler. "Orioles Make It Official, Name Brandon Hyde New Manager". Retrieved December 14, 2018.
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  18. ^ "2020 Major League Baseball Managers".

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Buck Showalter
Baltimore Orioles Manager
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Carlos Tosca
Florida Marlins bench coach
Succeeded by
Joey Cora
Preceded by
Jamie Quirk
Dave Martinez
Chicago Cubs bench coach
Succeeded by
Dave Martinez
Mark Loretta
Preceded by
Eric Hinske
Chicago Cubs first base coach
Succeeded by
Will Venable
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