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Scott Ullger #45

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Full Name:
Scott Ullger
Uniform #:
45

PERSONAL: Scott Matthew Ullger (pronounced ULL-jer)...wife Selene (Mullins), daughter Jenna (4/24/85)...majored in Criminal Justice at St. John's (NY) University where he was a shortstop.

COACHING CAREER: Named Twins first base coach and outfield instructor October 22, 2012...Twins bench coach 2011-12...Twins third base coach 2006-10...Twins hitting coach 1998-2005...coached third base due to Al Newman's illness September 10, 2003 through the end of the season...Twins third base coach 1996-98...Twins first base coach in 1995...managed Triple-A Salt Lake in 1994, leading them to the playoffs but lost 3-2 to Vancouver...managed Triple-A Portland from 1992-93 and won both halves of division in 1993, losing to Tucson (4-2) in Pacific Coast League championship...named league's Most Outstanding Manager and best managerial prospect by Baseball America after the season...won second half division, but lost to Vancouver in divisional playoffs in 1992...managed Double-A Orlando in 1991, leading them to a second half championship, beating Greenville (3-0) in the divisional playoffs and Birmingham (3-1) in the Southern League championship...managed at Single-A Visalia from 1988-90, and was named California League Manager of the Year in 1990...named league's best managerial prospect by Baseball America in 1990.

PLAYING CAREER: Recorded highest fielding percentage among league first basemen, but was nine games shy of qualifying in 1984 at Triple-A Toledo...made major league debut with the Twins April 17, 1983 vs. California...went hitless in first 19 at-bats before singling off Steve Renko for first major league hit and RBI June 8, 1983 at Kansas City...led International League in on-base percentage (.423) in 1982...named Southern League All-Star in 1981...switched to outfield in 1980 after playing third base through first three seasons...led California League in doubles and was eighth in batting in 1978.

PROFESSIONAL: Minnesota's 18th round pick in the 1977 First-Year Player Draft; signed by scout Herb Stein.

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