Clint Hurdle
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"As player"

*Kansas City Royals (–)

*Cincinnati Reds ()

*New York Mets (, )

*St. Louis Cardinals ()

*New York Mets ()

"As manager"

*Colorado Rockies (–)

*Pittsburgh Pirates (–present)


* NL Manager of the Year (2013)


"Clinton Merrick Hurdle" (born July 30, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and current manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hurdle's 10-year career was spent with the Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, and St. Louis Cardinals. After retiring from playing baseball, Hurdle became a manager. His eight seasons with the Colorado Rockies included leading his 2007 Colorado Rockies season/2007 club to the franchise's first National League pennant. On November 14, 2010, Hurdle was hired as the manager of the Pirates, leading them to their first winning season since 1992 in 2013.

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I thought he handled a couple of challenges very well. I thought his first 10 pitches were up a bit, and then I thought he got pretty good command of the strike zone down.

That's not the way it is. I think it takes some pressure off of him. And it shows those guys what they are capable of collectively.

He's had a nice (hitting) streak. Has he been hotter? Yes.

It's not free. He is going to invest in his future. It's a good plan.

He played short catch yesterday and long toss today. We'll try to get him up on a slope and throw tomorrow, and see where we go from there. He's making good progress, though.

It is something we have dealt with since Day 1. You can't recreate that environment. It's just the ability to go out there and slow the inning down as much as you can.

I think it was as important for the group to win without Todd in the lineup as it was for Todd to see the group win without him.

Things we have talked about for three months, he has been able to put into play. He has had a challenging season. We've found out about his toughness. We've seen his competitiveness. He has become more coachable.

We couldn't buy a hit when we needed one. We went three games where we got the hit when we needed it and we haven't been able to get one the last three games.