Former Tiger skipper is new Whitecaps manager | News
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - Former Major league player and manager Larry Parrish is the new manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Parrish replaces Ernie Young, who was 142-137 in two seasons leading the Whitecaps.
Parrish managed the Detroit Tigers in 1998 and 1999 with a combined record of 82-104. He has also served the organization as a bench coach, scout and minor league hitting instructor. Parrish played in the majors from 1974-1988 with Montreal, Texas and Boston, being named to the all-star game in 1979 and 1987.
"I'm excited about coming to West Michigan next season," Parrish said in a statement released by the Whitecaps. "During my entire coaching career, I've always felt it was important to make an impact. Class A ball is a level that requires a lot of hands-on teaching and will really allow me to make an impact on the young players. I look forward to working with these guys not only on the physical side of the game but also the mental side."
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