Full Name: Bobby Dale Dickerson
Born: September 4, 1965
2017 Opening Day Age: 51
Birthplace/Residence: Born and resides in Laurel, MS
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Enters his fifth season as a Major League coach with the Orioles after 20 years as a minor league manager, coach, or instructor in the Orioles, Cubs, and Diamondbacks organizations.
Enters his fifth year as a Major League coach after spending 20 years as a minor league manager, coach, or instructor…Spent the 2010-12 seasons as the Orioles Minor League Infield Coordinator before being promoted to the Major League staff…Spent time during the 2010 season as interim manager of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides (from June 4-end of the season), managing the club to a 43-46 record…Served as a minor league coach and manager for the Orioles for five seasons from 1993-97…Served as a player-coach at Triple-A Rochester in 1993 before becoming the minor league infield instructor in 1994…In addition to his duties as the minor league infield instructor, Dickerson managed Rookie-level Bluefield to Appalachian League championships in 1996 and 1997…Became the infield coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization in 1998…Was named Arizona's Minor League Field Coordinator in 1999 before being named the manager of the Double-A El Paso club in 2000…Returned to the infield instructor position for Arizona in 2001…Joined the Chicago Cubs in 2002 for a four-year stint as manager of the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, where he went 291-264, reaching the postseason twice…Served as interim manager for 11 games for Triple-A Iowa in 2006 and became the full-time manager for Iowa in 2009…Was the Cubs Minor League Infield and Bunting Coordinator from 2006-08…Following the 2016 season, he managed Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League...Following the 2009 season, he managed the Mexicali club in the Mexican Winter League to a playoff berth…Served as manager for Mesa in the 2002 Arizona Fall League.
Was drafted in the 23rd round of the 1987 First-Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees out of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA…Inducted into the Nicholls State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015...Played seven seasons in the minor leagues with the Yankees and Orioles, batting .236 with 13 homers and 159 RBI in 437 games…Played for Buck Showalter from 1987-89 in the Yankees farm system…Was a teammate of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders in 1987 with Class-A Fort Lauderdale.
Resides in Laurel, MS with his wife, Christine, and their children, Ashley and Dustin.
1993 -- Player/Coach, Rochester Red Wings, International League, AAA (Orioles)
1994-97 -- Minor League Infield Instructor (Orioles)
1996-97 -- Manager, Bluefield Orioles, Appalachian League, R (Orioles)
1998 -- Minor League Infield Coordinator (Diamondbacks)
1999 -- Minor League Field Coordinator, (Diamondbacks)
2000 -- Manager, El Paso Diablos, Texas League, AA (Diamondbacks)
2001 -- Minor League Infield Instructor (Diamondbacks)
2002-05 -- Manager, West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, Southern League, AA (Cubs)
2006 -- Interim Manager, Iowa Cubs, Pacific Coast League, AAA (Cubs)
2006-08 -- Minor League Infield/Bunting Coordinator (Cubs)
2009 -- Manager, Iowa Cubs, Pacific Coast League, AAA (Cubs)
2010 -- Interim Manager, Norfolk Tides, International League, AAA (Orioles)
2010-12 -- Minor League Infield Coordinator, Baltimore Orioles
2013-present -- Third Base Coach, Baltimore Orioles