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Arizona hitting coordinator Alan Cockrell talk about  Hitters Power Drive
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My Pro Hitting Coach - Training Preview
Published: 2010/12/23
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creating lower body muscle memory by Arizona hitting coordinator Alan Cockrell
creating lower body muscle memory by Arizona hitting coordinator Alan Cockrell
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: pitcherspowerdrive
Alan Cockrell Edited
Alan Cockrell Edited
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Bernd Koring
Alan Cockrell pass to Lenny Taylor  "80 yard TD play"
Alan Cockrell pass to Lenny Taylor "80 yard TD play"
Published: 2007/10/19
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Alan Cockrell served on the field
Alan Cockrell served on the field
Published: 2017/01/05
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alan cockrell 2012
Published: 2013/01/19
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2009 UT Legends of the Game Alan Cockrell - Eric Still
Published: 2009/11/30
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Baseball Swing Analysis Alfonso Soriano side and back
Published: 2013/09/12
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Hitting Video Analysis of Gary Sheffield and Jeff Kent
Hitting Video Analysis of Gary Sheffield and Jeff Kent
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My Pro Hitting Coach - Analysis Demo
My Pro Hitting Coach - Analysis Demo
Published: 2010/09/30
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Hitters Power Drive,
Hitters Power Drive,
Published: 2011/10/10
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My Pro Hitting Coach - Analysis Demo
My Pro Hitting Coach - Analysis Demo
Published: 2010/12/29
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A Monumental Flight
Published: 2017/05/01
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Hitting Video Analysis of Jim Edmonds and Jim Thome
Hitting Video Analysis of Jim Edmonds and Jim Thome
Published: 2013/09/12
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Steven Leonard Swing 2011
Steven Leonard Swing 2011
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Takeoffs and Landings, MAF
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Yellowstone 2016 2
Published: 2017/03/08
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Baseball Pros Swing Analysis  Andruw Jones
Baseball Pros Swing Analysis Andruw Jones
Published: 2013/09/12
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2015 NY Yankees Hitters off to a rought start. Why?
2015 NY Yankees Hitters off to a rought start. Why?
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2011 Scottsboro Fly In - Mustang Formation
Published: 2011/05/16
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airplane scottsboro fly in 2010. part 4
Published: 2012/08/28
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B Hrabousky(LH) Phoenix Camp 4.wmv
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Alan Cockrell
New York Yankees – No. 62
Outfielder / Hitting coach
Born: (1962-12-05) December 5, 1962 (age 54)
Kansas City, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1996, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
Teams

As player

As coach

Atlee Alan Cockrell (born December 5, 1962) is an American professional baseball outfielder and coach. He is the hitting coach for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

Football career[edit]

Twice named first-team all state, Cockrell led Joplin, Missouri's Parkwood High School Bears football team to a 31–3 record during his three years as starting quarterback. An outstanding athlete, Cockrell could pass (3,499 yds, 44 touchdowns), run (1,541 yds, 36 touchdowns), and even kick (154 PATs, 8 field goals).

Cockrell led the Bears' offensive attack to an undefeated season (14–0 - outscoring opponents 653-33) and the Missouri State Class 4A High School Championship in 1980, despite being one of the smallest schools in Class 4A. That team has recently been inducted into the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame, alongside the likes of NASCAR's Jamie McMurray.[1] Heavily recruited by several schools, he chose to attend the University of Tennessee.

Cockrell became the first true freshman ever to start at quarterback for the Volunteers in 1981. In the fifth game into the season, he suffered a major knee injury against the Auburn Tigers and his future became uncertain. One of the first football players to come back from such major knee damage, he led the Vols in the 1982 (6-5-1) and 1983 (9-3) seasons,[2] culminating in a 30-23 victory over the Maryland Terrapins (led by future NFL standout Boomer Esiason) in the inaugural Florida Citrus Bowl (now Capital One Bowl).[3] The victory was a great ending for Cockrell, as it would be his last game at the University of Tennessee. He was soon to be a first round draft pick by The San Francisco Giants.

Baseball career[edit]

Cockrell's first love had always been baseball, and he was an even better outfielder than he was a quarterback. An All-American, he was named to the University of Tennessee All-Century Baseball Team in 2009. The San Francisco Giants made Cockrell the ninth pick overall in the 1984 MLB draft, and he chose to forgo his senior year in college and play professional baseball.

Cockrell played in the minor leagues for thirteen years with five different organizations, including five years with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He starred for the Sky Sox and eventually became a member of the Sky Sox Hall of Fame. At the end of the 1996 season, at the age of 33, he finally had a cup of coffee in the major leagues. He debuted for the Colorado Rockies on September 7, 1996 with a pinch hit appearance in which he struck out against All-Star closer Billy Wagner. His first major league hit came three days later in the form of a pinch hit double off Tom Glavine against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field. He had nine plate appearances for the Rockies, and retired at the end of the season.

Coaching career[edit]

His leadership skills and teaching ability, though, shone through and Cockrell spent the next few years working as a manager and hitting coach in various parts of the Colorado Rockies' development system.[4][5] He returned to the MLB when he was named hitting coach for the Rockies November 7, 2006 – his second stint, having previously served as hitting instructor the last five months of the 2002 season when Clint Hurdle was promoted to manager. Under Cockrell's guidance in 2007, the Rockies slugged their way to a National League Championship, leading the circuit in batting, on-base percentage, and total hits. Cockrell was one of four coaches let go by the Rockies after a disappointing 2008 season in which the team won only 74 games.

On December 7, 2008, Cockrell was named hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners.[6] On May 9, 2010, Cockrell the first of four coaches who were relieved of their duties alongside manager Don Wakamatsu. He was replaced by Alonzo Powell.[7]

On January 11, 2015, the New York Yankees hired Cockrell to be one of the two hitting coaches employed by them in 2015 along with Jeff Pentland.[8] On November 2, 2015, Cockrell was named the hitting coach of the Yankees after the firing of Jeff Pentland. Marcus Thames was hired as assistant hitting coach.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominant Parkwood team enters hall of fame". Joplin Globe. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Tennessee Volunteers football
  3. ^ "1983 Florida Citrus Bowl". utsports.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Manager and Coaches". Colorado Rockies. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Manager and Coaches". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mariners tab Cockrell as hitting coach Official site
  7. ^ "Seattle Mariners fire hitting coach Alan Cockrell". Associated Press. May 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "Yankees hire 2 new hitting coaches". ESPN. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Yankees fill hitting coach jobs with promotion, former player". New York Post. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Jeff Pentland
New York Yankees Hitting Coach
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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