.444 Average in the 1985 NBC
Born: 10/6/64 Salem, OR
Resides: Portland, OR
Dave Brundage, 42, becomes the 26th manager in Richmond ’s franchise
history. Brundage spent 12 seasons in the Seattle Mariners player
development system, nine as a manager. His overall minor league managerial
record is 653-605 (.519).
Brundage spent one season managing the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast
League. The Rainers were 74-70 in 2006, finishing second in their division.
Brundage came to Tacoma following a very successful tenure at Double-A San
Antonio. In five seasons at San Antonio he guided the Missions to the
playoffs four times and won back-to-back Texas League championships in 2002
and 2003. His five-year record at San Antonio was 369-327 (.530).
In 2005, the Missions posted identical 38-32 records in the first and second
half of the 2005 season, finishing one game behind Midland in each half. The
Missions qualified for the playoffs but lost their division series to
In 2003, Brundage was named the Texas League Manager of the Year and Minor
League Manager of the Year by Baseball America. The Missions sported the
second-highest winning (88-51, .633) percentage in all of minor league
baseball in 2003, highlighted by an 18-game winning streak, the longest in
the minors that season. He was also the manager for the West squad in the
2001 Texas League All-Star Game.
Brundage began his managerial career with the Mariners Single-A clubs in the
California League including one-year stints at Riverside (1995) and
Lancaster (1996) before being promoted to manage the Double-A Memphis club
of the Southern League in 1997. Brundage joined the Rainiers staff as a
coach for three seasons (1998-2000) before returning to manage at San
Antonio in 2001. He has guided his teams into the playoffs six times (1995,
1997, 2001-2003, 2005).
Brundage was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round in
1986 following a stellar career at Oregon State University . He earned
All-American honors as an outfielder in 1986 at Oregon State and played
quarterback and punter for the Beavers football team. He played one year in
the Phillies organization before being acquired by Seattle in a trade with
Mike Jackson and Glenn Wilson for Phil Bradley and Tim Fortugno on December
Brundage played in 10 minor league seasons (1986-1994, 1998) including six
seasons for the Triple-A Calgary Cannons (1989-1994). He is the Cannons
all-time leader in games played (354), walks drawn (208) and ranks third in
runs scored (196) and sixth in hits (302). Brundage was converted to a
pitcher in 1992 at the Arizona Instructional League. He was selected in the
minor league phase of the Rule V Draft by Montreal in 1992 but was released
in spring training and re-signed by the Mariners. He became a player/coach
for the Calgary Cannons in 1993 and 1994. Dave was pressed into action and
played in one game for Tacoma in 1998 while coaching for the Rainiers.
Brundage is one of the most decorated amateur athletes in Oregon state
history. He graduated from McKay HS in Salem where he earned All-State
honors in football, basketball and baseball. Brundage also spent 11 years as
a Golden Gloves boxer, during which time he defeated three future Olympic
Brundage and his wife Dameron reside in Portland, Oregon in the off-season
with their three children, Beau (8) and twins Baylor and Barrett (2).
DAVE BRUNDAGE MANAGING HISTORY YR TEAM LEAGUE W L PCT. FINISH 1995 Riverside
(A) California 72 67 .518 3/3^ 1996 Lancaster (A) California 71 69 .507 2/4
1997 Memphis (AA) Southern 67 72 .482 2/5^ 2001 San Antonio (AA) Texas 70 67
.511 3/1^ 2002 San Antonio (AA) Texas 69 73 .486 4/1*^ 2003 San Antonio (AA)
Texas 88 51 .633 1/1*^ 2004 San Antonio (AA) Texas 66 72 .487 3/3 2005 San
Antonio (AA) Texas 76 64 .543 1/1^ 2006 Tacoma (AAA) Pacific Coast 74 70
.514 2 Minor League Totals 653- 605 .519 *Won league championship ^Team
advanced to playoffs