Former Major League third baseman Scott Brosius was added to the organization as Seattle’s Triple-A hitting coach. Brosius will join the Rainiers staff after spending the last 14 seasons, including the final 8 seasons as manager at Linfield College. He joined Linfield College as an assistant coach in 2002 and was named manager prior to the 2008 season. In eight seasons as manager, Brosius compiled a 270-96 win-loss record while leading the Wildcats to a national championship, four regional titles and five Northwest Conference crowns. He led Linfield to the playoffs a total of six times, including three straight years from 2013-15, for a total postseason record of 29-14. Under his reign, Linfield captured its first NCAA baseball title in 2014 and returned to the Finals in 2013, achieving the first back-to-back national appearances in program history. Brosius was named West Region Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and Northwest Conference coach of the year five times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014).
Brosius appeared in parts of 11 Major League seasons with Oakland (1991-1997) and New York-AL (1998-2001), batting .257 (1001×3889) with 544 runs scored, 200 doubles, 8 triples, 141 home runs, 531 RBI and 57 walks over 1,146 career games. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft out of Linfield College and made his Major League debut with the Athletics on Aug. 7, 1991 vs. Seattle (2×4, R, HR, RBI). He was part of winning three World Series titles with the Yankees in 1998, 1999 and 2000, was a Golden Glove award recipient in 1999, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 World Series, and played in the 1998 All-Star Game.
Getting to know Scott Brosius:
- Attended Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon.
- He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
- Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft and signed his first professional contract on June 9, 1987.
- Appeared in parts of 11 Major League seasons with Oakland (1991-1997) and New York-AL (1998-2001), batting .257 (1001×3889) with 544 runs scored, 200 doubles, 8 triples, 141 home runs, 531 RBI and 57 walks over 1,146 career games.
- Made his Major League debut on Aug. 7, 1991 vs. Seattle, going 2-for-4 with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 1 RBI.
- Traded to the Yankees from Oakland on November 18, 1997 for a Player to be Named Later (RHP Kenny Rogers).
- Recorded 11 multi-home run games in his career, including 4 in 1996.
- Appeared in the World Series in final 4 seasons with New York, including helping the Yankees to titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
- Named the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 World Series, batting .471 (8×17) with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs and 6 RBI as Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres. He hit 2 home runs in Game 3 of the World Series, including one off of Padres closer Trevor Hoffman to give the Yankees a 3-0 Series lead.
- Hit .260 (75×289) with 48 runs scored, 21 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs, 1 triple, 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 82 games with Seattle in his career.
- Twice named USA Baseball Coach of the Year, coached the USA 18-under national team to gold medals in the 2011 COPABE Pan American AAA/U18 Championships and the 2012 IBAF World Championships.