Coach Bob Didier is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams from 1969 through 1974. Listed at 6 feet (1.8 m), 190 pounds (86 kg), he was a switch-hitter who threw right-handed.
He entered the majors in 1969 with the Atlanta Braves, playing for them four years before joining the Detroit Tigers (1973) and Boston Red Sox (1974).
In his rookie season, Didier appeared in a career-high 114 games, helping his team win the National League West Division title. At the end of the season, he finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year vote (behind Ted Sizemore, Coco Laboy and Al Oliver) and also was named to the 1969 Topps All-Star Rookie Roster.
In a six-season career, Didier was a .229 hitter (172-for-751) with 32 RBI’s. As a catcher, he collected 1276 outs, 119 assists, and committed only nine errors in 1404 chances, for a solid .994 fielding percentage.
Following his playing retirement, Didier managed in the minor leagues for the Tigers, White Sox, Dodgers and Cubs organizations. In the majors, he has coached for the Athletics, Blue Jays and Mariners, and recently was the catching coordinator in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.
Bob is known as one of the top catching specialists in the MLB and has five World Series rings to his player and coaching credits.