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MANAGERIAL CAREER: Rockies Manager Jim Tracy enters his third full season (fourth total) as the skipper of the Rockies...Tracy was named the fifth manager in Rockies team history on May 29, 2009 and led the Rockies to a 74- 42 (.638) record in his first season at the helm...following 2009, Tracy was named National League Manager of the Year by Sporting News and by the Baseball Writers Association of America...on the day (Nov. 18, 2009) it was announced that he had won his first BBWAA award, Tracy agreed to terms on a three-year contract to manage the Rockies at least through 2012...in 2010 Tracy became the second Rockies manager to lead Colorado to consecutive winning seasons, as the club turned in a mark of 83-79...Colorado is 230-210 (.523) since Tracy took over the club on May 29, 2009...Colorado's .523 winning percentage since May 29, 2009 is the 11th-best mark in the Majors, and 5th-best in the NL...Tracy's career managerial record now stands at 792-782 (.503)...Tracy's 792 wins are the 10th-most among active Managers...when he took over as manager of the Rockies on May 29, 2009, Tracy's career record was 10 games below .500, while the Rockies record (for 2009) was also 10 games under (18-28)...following a win on June 18 vs. Tampa Bay, both Tracy and the Rockies returned to the .500-mark on the same day...Tracy, who began the 2009 season as bench coach of the Rockies, had seven years of Major League managerial experience prior to joining Colorado...most recently, was manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates (2006-07) after completing a five-year stretch as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-05)...during his time with the Dodgers, he led the club to a 427-383 (.527) regular season record, including a first-place finish in the National League West in 2004...for his efforts in 2004, Tracy finished third in the Manager of the Year balloting...in 2002, Tracy represented the Dodgers as a coach for the National League All-Star team at the 73rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee...in two seasons with the Pirates, Tracy posted a 135- 189 (.417) regular season record. 2011: Colorado got out to one of the fastest starts in franchise history, going 17-8 and holding the lead in the National League West following the season's first month...the 17 wins in April tied a franchise record (17 wins in 1997) and the 17- 8 record was the Rockies second-best mark through April in club history (17-7 in 1997)...the hot April included a 7-1 road trip at Pittsburgh and at New York-NL...the 7-1 two-city road trip was the 2nd-best winning percentage for a minimum twocity trip in club history (6-0, 9/21-27/07)...the Rockies finished the season 73-89, the club's fewest wins since 2005 (67 wins). 2010: In his first full season, and second season total as Rockies Manager, Tracy led the club to another winning record (83-79) and a third place finish in the National League West...Tracy skippered the club to consecutive winning seasons for the second time in franchise history (also: 1995-97)...Colorado's 175 wins over the two seasons is a franchise record for a two-year span...Tracy won his 700th career game as a Major League Manager on 8/23 vs. ATL, a 5-4 Rockies victory...Tracy won his 100th game as Rockies Manager on 5/29 vs. LAD, as he led the Rockies to an 11-3 win over his former squad at Coors Field. 2009: The 2009 season marked Tracy's first with the Rockies, as he was hired as a bench coach on November 24, 2008...he took over as manager of the club on May 29, 2009, when the team had a record of 18-28...from May 29 through the end of the season the Rockies were 32 games over .500 and posted the second-best record in the Major Leagues in that span, trailing only the World Champion New York Yankees' mark of 76-39 (.661)...the club finished with a franchiserecord 92 wins (92-70) and a franchise-best .568 winning percentage...under Tracy, the club clinched a postseason berth with a win on Oct. 1 vs. Milwaukee as the Rockies eventually earned the National League Wild Card...Tracy is the third manager in franchise history to lead his team to the postseason (also: Clint Hurdle in 2007; Don Baylor in 1995)...Tracy set a number of records in 2009, as the Rockies became just the 16th team in history to advance to the postseason after replacing managers in-season...the Rockies won 15 of their first 20 games under Tracy, the best record for a midseason replacement manager in his first 20 games since 1988, when the Red Sox went 19-1 for Joe Morgan in his first 20 games...Colorado went 20-7 (.741) in the first 27 games under Tracy...no Rockies manager reached 20 wins faster than Tracy (Hurdle-28 games; Buddy Bell-39 games; Jim Leyland-45 games; Don Baylor-61 games)...according to Elias, Tracy became just the third manager to take over a team that was at least 10 games under .500 and lead it to 10 games above .500 (Cito Gaston did it with the 1989 Toronto Blue Jays, reaching the AL Championship Series, as did Billy Southworth with the 1940 St. Louis Cardinals)...additionally, Tracy is the first manager in Major League history to lead a team to at least 20 games over .500 after being at least 10 games under .500 in the same season.

AS PIRATES MANAGER: 2007: In his second and final season as manager of the Pirates, Tracy's team went 68-94 (.420) and finished last in the NL Central...2006: Posted a 67-95 record (.414) in his first year as manager of the Pirates, his 30th season in professional baseball...his club went 37-35 after the All- Star break, a vast improvement over the first half record (30-60)...he also guided the team to a 15-4 record in one-run games in the second half, the best record in the Majors...in July, Jim was named to Phil Garner's coaching staff for the All-Star Game (played at PNC Park) in Pittsburgh on July 11; he began coaching at first base, but also coached third base during contest before assisting on the bench.

AS DODGERS MANAGER: Named the Dodgers field manager on Nov. 1, 2000, becoming the 24th manager in franchise history and sixth in Los Angeles...served as interim manager from July 16-19, 2000 while former manager Davey Johnson was ill, and guided the club to a 3-1 record (wins were credited to Johnson per MLB rules)...during his time with the Dodgers, the team posted winning records in four of five seasons under Tracy...he led the 2004 club to a first-place finish in the National League West...he logged a .549 winning pct. in his first four seasons as a big league manager...in his first four years as leader of the Dodgers (2001-04), his team posted a 356-292 record and those teams played just 10 games that did not have playoff implications...2005: After four consecutive winning seasons, suffered his first losing season as a manager as the Dodgers went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL West...2004: Guided the Dodgers to a 93-69 record including their first National League Western Division championship since 1995...finished 3rd in Manager of the Year voting, garnering four first-place votes and finishing behind Atlanta's Bobby Cox and St. Louis' Tony LaRussa...on June 20, 2004 vs. the New York Yankees, Tracy earned his 300th career victory... 2003: Following the season, on Nov. 24, 2004, Tracy signed a two-year contract to manage the Dodgers club through the 2006 season...he picked up his 200th career win as a manager on May 16, 2003 vs. Florida...he guided the team to an 85-77 record and a second-place finish in the NL West...2002: The Dodgers finished as one of three teams in the Majors to register 90 or more victories and not qualify for the postseason, joining the Boston Red Sox (93) and Seattle Mariners (93)...at the All-Star Game, Tracy and Frank Robinson of the Montreal Expos, served as coaches at the 73rd All-Star Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee after being asked by Arizona manager Bob Brenly...Tracy became the first Dodger manager since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda in 1993 to be named an All-Star coach...2001: Led the Dodgers to an 86-76 record in his first season at the helm...kept the club in the playoff race the entire season, despite having to use the disabled list 20 times with players missing more than 600 combined games...the Dodgers had at least a share of first place for 39 days during the season and never trailed by more than 7.5 games, which came during the first half of the season...folllowing the 2001 season, the Los Angeles front office exercised the options on Tracy's contract for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

COACHING: Prior to his Major League managerial career Tracy served two full seasons as the Dodgers bench coach under manager Davey Johnson (1999-2000) in Los Angeles and four seasons (1995-98) as bench coach of the Montreal Expos under manager Felipe Alou ...he had been part of the Expos' organization since 1993...posted a 501-486 record in seven seasons as a Minor League manager from 1987-91 and 1993-94 with three organizations: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Montreal...his teams finished first or second in four of his seven seasons in the minors...he was named Sporting News and Eastern League Manager of the Year in 1993 after guiding Montreal's class Double-A affiliate in Harrisburg to a 94-44 record and league title...the Senators were also named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America...Tracy also earned the Expos' John McHale Award for player development excellence...made his managerial debut in 1987 with the Cubs' class Single-A Peoria...Tracy also spent the 1992 season as the Reds' minor league field coordinator.

PLAYING CAREER: Originally selected by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 1977 January First-Year Player Draft, Tracy made his professional playing debut with Pompano Beach in 1977...he won the Texas League batting title with a .355 average for Midland in 1979 prior to making his Major League debut with the Cubs in 1980 as an outfielder/first baseman...made his MLB debut as a pinch-hitter on July 21, 1980, then singled off San Francisco's Ed Whitson for his first Major League hit the following day...Tracy also played two years in Japan (1983-84) before retiring as a player following a brief stint with Tucson in 1984.

PERSONAL: James Edwin Tracy...Jim and his wife, Debra, have three sons; Brian (12/22/83), Chad (7/4/85) and Mark (1/1/88), and one grandson; Jackson (Brian's son, 12/23/11)...is a 1974 graduate of Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, where he played football, basketball and baseball...is a member of that school's sports Hall of Fame...attended Marietta (OH) College and batted .325 as a freshman in 1975 to help the squad reach the Ohio Conference and NCAA Division II Mideast Regional Championships and second-place finish in the NCAA Division II World Series...hit .411 and was an NCAA Division III All-American selection as a sophomore in 1976...is also a member of the Marietta College Sports Hall of Fame...other notable big leaguers to be inducted are Terry Mulholland and Kent Tekulve...received the school's Distinguished Alumnus Award during the 2003 offseason...his father, Jim Sr., played Minor League Baseball for the Phillies and Giants from 1948-1951...his son, Brian, was selected by the Dodgers in the 21st round of the 2002 June draft, but chose to play baseball at UC Santa Barbara...he is currently working as an area scout (OH, IN, TN, KY) for the Pirates organization...his son, Chad, completed his baseball career at Pepperdine University and was selected by Texas in the third round of the 2006 June draft...he spent 2009 at Double-A Frisco of the Texas League, hitting .279 (149-for- 535) with 32 doubles, 26 home runs and 107 RBI while playing first base, left field and designated hitter...this past offseason the Rockies acquired Chad in a trade with Texas for RHP Greg Reynolds...his youngest son, Mark, was selected by the Rockies as a first baseman in the 2010 draft out of Duquesne University (PA).

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