Red Sox coach Brad mills guest on Sports Talk

I am so very pleased to announce that Brad mills, the Bench Coach of the Boston Red
Sox will be our guest on Sports Talk this coming Friday January 16, 2009, at 8 pm
EST, 5 pm PST. Brad played in the major leagues in the 1980's with montreal. A knee
injury forced him to retire as a player. he is currently the bench coach for the
Boston Red Sox. Come by and find out how the Red Sox are going to take on the moneyed
new york yankees this coming season.

Bio: Brad Mills
2008 marks Mills 5th season as Red Sox bench coach...Was named to the post on January
9, 2004, reuniting with Red Sox manager Terry Francona, his teammate and roommate
at the University of Arizona...The pair also played together with the Expos from
1981-83...Mills served as Franconas first base coach with the Phillies from 1997-2000...His
other major league coaching experience includes a stint as Frank Robinsons Bench
Coach with the Expos in 2003...Mills, who served as the Cubs Advance Scout in 2001,
has also managed 11 seasons in the minor leagues in the Cubs (1987- 92), Rockies
(1993-96) and Dodgers (2002) organizations, moving into managing immediately upon
the completion of his playing career...With the Cubs, he managed Rookie-level Wytheville
in 1987, Single-A Charleston, WV in 1988, Single-A Peoria in 1989, Single-A Winston-Salem
in 1990-91 and Triple-A Iowa in 1992...He piloted the Rockies Triple-A club in Colorado
Springs from 1993-96, guiding the SkySox to the playoffs in 1994 and to the Pacific
Coast League championship in 1995...Received the organizations Player Development
Man of the Year award...Mills last managed in 2002, when he guided the Dodgers Triple-A
Las Vegas affiliate to a club-record 85 wins and the PCLs Southern Division championship.
Playing Career:
Montreal's 17th-round pick in 1979, Mills reached the major leagues for the first
time on June 8, 1980 and went on to hit .256 with a homer and 12 RBI in 106 big league
games for the Expos from 1980-83 ... was up and down between Triple-A and the majors
in each of those seasons before concluding his career by playing in Triple-A exclusively
for the Expos, Astros and Cubs from 1984-86, when 18 games into the season, he sustained
a right knee injury that ended his playing career at the age of 29 ... primarily
a third baseman, Mills -- who also saw time at first and second base -- batted .288
with 36 home runs and 294 RBI in his minor league career ... before hanging it up,
he became forever a part of the major league record books, when on April 27, 1983
he was Nolan Ryan's 3,509th career strikeout victim, lifting Ryan past Walter Johnson
as baseball's all-time strikeout king.
Personal:
Brad and his wife Ronda have 3 children: Taylor Candice (6/28/81), Rochelle Cathleen
(1/18/83) and Beau Bradley (8/15/86)...Beau was drafted by the Red Sox out of high
school in 2004 and attended Fresno State University and Lewis-Clark State College...Was
selected as a 1B/3B by the Cleveland Indians with the 13th overall pick in the first
round of the 2007 draft...Beau batted .261 with 6 homers and 42 RBI in 62 games with
3 clubs in his 1st pro season...Brad graduated from the College of the Sequoias after
attending the University of Arizona for 2 years...Was a 2ndteam All-American for
U of A in 1978 and a 3rd-team All-American in 1979, when he helped the Wildcats to
the College World Series...Graduated from Exeter (CA) High School in 1975...Enjoys
golf and reading.
In the community in 2007, Brad made an appearance at the Diamond Dinner in Spring
Training to benefit the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; Participated in
the Babe Ruth Coaches Clinic; Participated in the Boston Parks & Recreation Departments
summer program Sox Talk; and attended Picnic in the Park to benefit the Red Sox Foundation.

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