Bobby Mitchell (1980s outfielder)

Bobby Mitchell
Born: (1955-04-07) April 7, 1955
Salt Lake City, Utah
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 1980, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1983, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home Runs 3
Hits 150
RBI 43

Robert Van Mitchell (born April 7, 1955) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 to 1983 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins.

After his playing days, he was a minor league coach from 1992 to 2005 for minor league affiliates of the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, and Anaheim Angels and a roving outfield and baserunning instructor in the farm system of the Boston Red Sox.

In 2006, he became the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the Angels system, and in 2008 he was promoted to skipper of the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League. In 2015, he was named roving minor league outfield and baserunning coach for the Atlanta Braves. In 2016 he joined the New York Yankees' system as manager of the Double-A Trenton Thunder, and was rehired for 2017 after leading his 2016 club to 87 wins and the Eastern League playoffs. On January 31, 2018, Bobby Mitchell was named the new manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In nine years as a minor league pilot, Mitchell has compiled a 517–460 (.529) win-loss record.

Mitchell played in the 1967 Little League World Series for Northridge, California, Little League.

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