BLUEFIELD - Dennis Holmberg enters his fourth season as the manager for the Bluefield Blue Jays and his 36th season within the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Holmberg looks to go back to back in playoff appearances after playing Pulaski in the playoffs in 2013.
In 2013, Holmberg led Bluefield to a 40-27 record and a Mercer Cup win over the Princeton Rays. He has a 109-92 record as manager of the Bluefield Blue Jays and two Mercer Cup victories.
As a player Holmberg was drafted in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970 where he spent seven years in their Minor League system.
Holmberg began working as a hitting coach in 1978, and eventually worked his way into several different positions in the Blue Jays organization. Since becoming a manager he has managered more than 2,500 games and won more than 1,300 of them.
Prior to coming to Bluefield for the 2011 season, Holmberg spent nine seasons managing the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League. He won a championship with Auburn in 2007.
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