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Chicago Cubs Name Eric Hinske First Base Coach

December 4, 2013

Former Oshkosh Giant Eric Hinske has been named the first base coach of the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday.

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Former Oshkosh Giant Eric Hinske has been named the first base coach of the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday.

Hinske, 36, began a 12-year playing career in the MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays that saw him win the 2002 American League rookie of the year award. Hinske played for seven teams and won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox (2007) and New York Yankees (2009), as well as an AL pennant with the Tampa Bay Rays (2008).

Hinske’s career ended last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, capping a career in which he batted .249 with 137 home runs as a left-handed hitting third baseman/outfielder.

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