Sunday, June 10, 2018

2018 Chachi #27 Phillies Coaches - Rob Thomson

Robert Lewis Thomson
Bench Coach

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'0"  Weight:  200
Opening Day Age:  54
Born:  August 16, 1963, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Teams - As Coach:  New York Yankees 2008-2017; Phillies 2018

2018 Phillies Team Issue #59
2 Thomson Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  N/A
First Phillies Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue #59
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue #59
Newest Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #59

First Mention on The Phillies Room:  December 6, 2017 - The Phillies' 2018 coaching staff continues to take shape with the addition of Rob Thomson as the bench coach, Chris Young as the assistant pitching coach and Rick Kranitz officially getting the title of pitching coach.  At this point, only a first base coach is needed to round out Gabe Kapler's staff.

Thomson had served as the Yankees bench coach for four seasons (2008, 2015-2017) and their third base coach for six seasons (2009-2014).  He was one of the finalists for the Yankees' managerial vacancy, and that position was recently filled by Aaron Boone.  Thomson played four seasons in the Tigers' minor league system between 1985 and 1988.  His baseball cards can be found in a bunch of Tigers and Yankees minor league team sets and he received his sole mainstream card within 2009 Topps Heritage on a Yankees' coaches floating head card.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2018 Chachi #27 (with John Mallee, Rick Kranitz and Jose David Flores)

Card statistics through 6/2/18.

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