Joe Torre Names Cape Hall of Famer as Dodgers Bench Coach

by Greg in


bob-schaefer-photo.jpgBob Schaefer, inducted just a few weeks ago into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame, has been named as Joe Torre's bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Schaefer has served as bench coach for the Oakland A's and the Kansas City Royals.   Schaeffer also was a highly successful CCBL manager.

According to the CCBL website:

Bob Schaefer, Hyannis and Bourne field manager The University of Connecticut switch-hitting infielder managed the Hyannis Mets to back-to-back Cape League championships in 1978-79, leading the ’78 edition to a 31-11 record and doing even better in ’79 with a superlative 33-7 mark for the most wins in CCBL history. The 1979 squad, led by fellow Hall of Famers Ross Jones and Ron Perry Jr., set a league record for highest team batting average (.314), most runs scored (348) and total bases (724). Schaefer is the bench coach of the Oakland A’s and a former interim manager and farm system administrator for several teams in Major League Baseball, including Kansas City, Atlanta, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Baltimore and the Boston Red Sox. As a player, he was a member of UConn’s 1965 College World Series team, when he was team captain and NCAA home run champion. He followed that success as shortstop for the 1965 CCBL championship Sagamore team. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966.