Hale with the New York Mets
|Washington Nationals – No. 12|
|Infielder / Manager / Coach|
|Born: December 2, 1964|
San Jose, California
|August 27, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 4, 1997, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||78|
Walter William "Chip" Hale (born December 2, 1964) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman and third baseman, and current bench coach for the Washington Nationals. He played for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers, and managed the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Born in San Jose, California, Hale played baseball for Campolindo High School in Moraga, California, and the University of Arizona. In 1984 and 1985, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Hale made his major league debut with the Twins in 1989, and played in parts of six seasons with the team. He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent prior to the 1997 season, and appeared in 14 games for the Dodgers in what would be his final major league season.
Hale is associated with one of the most famous bloopers in baseball history. On May 27, 1991, while playing for the Class AAA Portland Beavers, Hale hit a deep fly ball to right field where Vancouver Canadians outfielder Rodney McCray ran through the outfield wall attempting to catch the ball.
For the 2006 Major League Baseball season, Hale served as a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks under manager Bob Melvin. Before coaching in the majors, Hale was manager of the Diamondbacks' AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders for three seasons. Under Hale's leadership the minor league Sidewinders finished the regular season with a record of 91–53, a new franchise record; and Hale was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year.
In 2009, Hale was hired as the third base coach for the New York Mets. He was a candidate to become manager of the Mets after Jerry Manuel was fired at the end of the 2010 season; however, the position went to Terry Collins.
Hale was hired by the Oakland Athletics to be their third-base coach on October 18, 2016.
- As of games played 2018. 
|Games||Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|ARZ||2015||162||79||83||.488||3rd in NL West||–||–||–||–|
|ARZ||2016||162||69||93||.426||4th in NL West||–||–||–||–|
- "D-backs tab former Orleans infielder Hale as manager". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
- Video of ex-Met Rodney McCray's crash through Portland's Civic Stadium featured at Hall of Fame
- Player who ran through fence will get bobblehead
- Manager of Sidewinders
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- Mets name Dave Jauss bench coach and Chip Hale third base coach
- Martino, Andy (November 18, 2010). "Mets will decide on manager by Sunday or Monday". Daily News. New York.
- "#Athletics sign Chip Hale to a two-year deal as bench coach on Bob Melvin’s staff. He was the Mets’ 3B and infield coach the past two years"
- Cerrone,Matthew (October 5, 2011). "Recap: Mets change coaching staff, Hale goes to A's". MetsBlog.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
- "MLB Ejection 048: Brian Knight (2; Chip Hale)." Close Call Sports/Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. May 30, 2013.
- "Diamondbacks fire GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale". Associated Press. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- Hickey, John (October 18, 2016). "A's hire ex-Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as third base coach". The Mercury News. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball-Reference.com managing record
| Missoula Osprey manager
| El Paso Diablos manager
| Tucson Sidewinders manager
| Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach
| New York Mets third base coach
| Oakland Athletics bench coach
| Oakland Athletics third base coach
| Washington Nationals bench coach