Jeff Livesey

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Jeff Livesey
Miami Marlins – No. 25
Catcher / Coach
Born: (1966-05-24) May 24, 1966 (age 53)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
As coach

Jeffrey William Livesey (born May 24, 1966) is an American professional baseball player and coach for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also coached in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Livesey attended Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, New Jersey,[1] and then enrolled at Auburn University, where he played college baseball for the Auburn Tigers.[2] He played professionally from 1988 through 1995.

Livesey served as hitting coach for multiple Pirates' minor league affiliates, working for the single-A Lynchburg Hillcats in 2003[3] and the triple-A Nashville Sounds in 2004.[4] Livesey then managed the Gulf Coast League Pirates to a 28-26 record in the 2005 season before serving as the bench coach for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp from 2006-2009 and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2010.[5]

The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Livesey as their minor league hitting coordinator, and he served in the role from 2011 through 2013. After the 2013 season, the Pirates added Livesey to their major league coaching staff.[6][7] He was a member of the Pirates' coaching staff, as the assistant hitting coach under Jeff Branson, from 2014 through 2018.[8]

The Miami Marlins hired Livesey to their coaching staff before the 2019 season.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Livesey's father is Bill Livesey.[2] Livesey and his wife Christine have two kids,Hudson (19) and Chase (16).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gramlich, Barry. "LAKELAND'S LIVESEY SEES HIS FUTURE", The Record (Bergen County), June 13, 1993. Accessed November 18, 2013. "Realizing his day in the big leagues may never come, Jeff Livesey plays to coach. 'I'd love to play in the big leagues; I work toward that everyday,' says Livesey, a former three-time All-Passaic County catcher at Lakeland High School."
  2. ^ a b The Sunday Gazette - Google News Archive Search
  3. ^ "Lynchburg is last Class A stop for Pirates prospects". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 29, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "2004 Interviews | Nashville Sounds Multimedia". Milb.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jeff Livesey - BR Bullpen". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Pirates promote Jeff Branson to hitting coach | pirates.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Pirates name Branson hitting coach and promote Livesey". TribLIVE. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  8. ^ 1:11PM. "Pirates fire hitting coach Jeff Branson, assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Frisaro, Joe (May 24, 2018). "Marlins finalize Major League coaching staff | Miami Marlins". Mlb.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jeffrey Livesey". pirates.mlb. Retrieved December 10, 2018.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jeff Branson
Pittsburgh Pirates assistant hitting coach
2014-2018
Succeeded by
Jacob Cruz
Preceded by
Frank Menechino
Miami Marlins assistant hitting coach
2019
Succeeded by
Eric Duncan
Preceded by
Mike Pagliarulo
Miami Marlins hitting coach
2019-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent