Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Dave Brundage Becomes the New Manager


Aug 21, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown (9) celebrates scoring with catcher Erik Kratz (31) during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. The Reds defeated the Phillies 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

After, the promotion of Ryne Sandberg to the Phillies bench from being manager of their Triple A affiliate the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The organization has found somebody to replace Sandberg and that is Dave Brundage.

Now you might ask yourself, who is Dave Brundage? Let me tell you who he is. Dave Brundage was the manager of the Atlanta Braves Triple A affiliate the Gwinnett Braves for six seasons before taking this position with the IronPigs. Before that, he was the manager of the Seattle Mariners Triple A affiliate for one season. Brundage is not a new kid to the block when it comes to managing in the minor leagues as he just completed his 15th season.

Dave Brundage has a history with the Phillies. Back in the 1986 draft, the Phillies selected him in the fourth round as an outfielder out of Oregon State. He would go on to spend two seasons in the Phils’ minor league system before they traded him with a couple of other players to the Seattle Mariners. From there, he spent eight seasons as a player in their system before moving up in the managerial ranks.

Brundage, who is 48 will be another great former Phillie turned minor league manager in their system.

Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball,  a writer for Philly Sports Nut, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

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