Coach and former MLB outfielder Lee Tinsley handed away on Thursday on the age of 53. The rationale of dying was not disclosed.
Tinsley handed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, the place he’s “survived by three beautiful youngsters,” in keeping with Bob Nightengale of USA In the present day.
In his transient main league profession, Tinsley performed for the Mariners, Pink Sox, and Phillies over the course of 5 seasons from 1993 to 1997. With 13 bases stolen with out being caught in 1994, he was the Pink Sox’s second main stealer.
He was promoted from the underside of the order to leadoff after a 14-game hitting streak to start the 1995 season. In June, he additionally had a 15-game hitting streak. For the AL East champion Pink Sox, Tinsley hit a career-high.284 with 18 stolen bases in 100 video games.
The Reds mourn the lack of Lee Tinsley.
“We’re unhappy to listen to of Lee’s passing,” VP/GM Nick Krall mentioned of Tinsley, who was the Reds’ assistant hitting coach for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. “Our ideas are together with his household and associates, inside and out of doors the sport.” pic.twitter.com/1pAvGaWR9M
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 12, 2023
Later, Tinsley participated within the Western Baseball League, Mexican League, minor league techniques of the Reds, Expos, and Angels.
He labored as a coach within the organisations of the Diamondbacks, Angels, Mariners, Cubs, and Reds after his enjoying profession.
“We’re unhappy to listen to of Lee’s passing,” Reds Vice President and Basic Supervisor Lee Krall mentioned. “Our ideas are together with his household and associates, inside and out of doors of the sport.”
Tinsley acknowledged on his LinkedIn profile that he wished to work in “scouting, managing, and entrance workplace roles.”
When the Cell BayBears, the Los Angeles Angels’ minor league affiliate on the time, wanted a hitting coach, he labored as an expert baseball coach for the final time in 2018.
Kentucky’s Shelby County Excessive College additionally paid tribute to one among its earlier standouts.
“It’s with nice unhappiness and heavy hearts to listen to of the passing of a ROCKET ICON AND LEGEND, one of many ALL TIME GREATS to EVER put on a ROCKET UNIFORM, Mr. Lee Tinsley. Rocket Nation sends our condolences to the Tinsley household,” the college tweeted.