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Dave begins his 30th season as a coach, and his second season as the Cubs major league first base coach ... is in his third stint as a big league first base coach -- he filled the role with Oakland from 1989-95 and St. Louis for the past 16 seasons (1996-2011)...Played in all or part of eight big league seasons with Minnesota (1975- 76), Toronto (1977-79) and Oakland (1980-82)...Was inducted into the Canadian National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001...Attended Columbia Basin Junior College in Pasco, Washington and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska...His son, Cody, was a catcher in the St. Louis organization from 2004-05...Participated in the 2012 and 2013 Cubs Caravans.

Coaching career
Dave enters 2013 with 29 years experience as a coach since his first coaching job in Oakland's system ... spent 27 seasons on Tony La Russa's coaching staffs from 1984-2011...Served as St. Louis' major league first base coach in 2011, his 16thconsecutive season in the position...Prior to his time with the Cardinals, was La Russa's first base coach in Oakland from 1989-95...Was a coach on three World Series championship clubs: the 1989 Oakland A's and the 2006 and 2011 St. Louis Cardinals...Handled bullpen and bench coach duties for the A's for five seasons (1984-88)...Began his coaching career during the 1983 season, serving as a playercoach in Oakland's minor league system ... in all, spent 16 years as a player or coach in the Oakland system.

Playing career
Dave played eight big league seasons with Minnesota (1975-76), Toronto (1977-79) and Oakland (1980-82) ... all told, batted .229 (441-for-1,928) with 70 doubles, 15 triples, 21 homers and 170 RBI in 645 major league games...Signed with Oakland in 1980 and helped the A's to the 1981 Western Division crown by batting .288 in the second half ... belted a home run in the divisional playoff series against Kansas City...Selected by Toronto with the 49th pick in the 1976 expansion draft ... was the starting third baseman for the first game in Blue Jays franchise history...Made his major league debut with Minnesota August 22, 1975 and homered off Detroit's Vern Ruhle in his first big league at-bat ... hit safely in 21 of his first 22 major league games...Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent June 20, 1971.

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