The El Paso Chihuahuas have named Jamie Quirk the club's new manager. Quirk was previously the manager of the Double-A San Antonio Missions, the San Diego Padres' affiliate in the Texas League.
Quirk is in his 43rd season of professional baseball. He spent 18 seasons as a catcher in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. He played for the 1985 World Series champion Royals.
Before managing the Missions this season, Quirk led the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm to a 75-65 record and a California League playoff appearance in 2014. He has been part of Major League coaching staffs with the Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.
"We look forward to welcoming Jamie to El Paso, and to sharing the amazing support Chihuahuas' fans offer their team," said MountainStar Sports Group President Alan Ledford.
"We are proud to have Jamie join the Chihuahuas and feel the special energy our fans provide at every home game," said Chihuahuas General Manager Brad Taylor.
Quirk is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday's game in Albuquerque. He is following Pat Murphy, who was named San Diego Padres interim manager on Tuesday.
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