Baseball Veteran Jamie Quirk Named New Chihuahuas Manager
The San Diego Padres continued their managerial shuffling this morning when the organization promoted Jamie Quirk to El Paso as the new Chihuahuas manager. Quirk had been managing the Padres' Double-A affiliate in San Antonio this season and he replaces Pat Murphy, who was named San Diego's interim manager yesterday. Many baseball fans will remember Quirk from his 18 seasons in the big leagues playing for eight different Major League teams. He was a member of the Kansas City Royals in 1985 when the team won the World Series. Quirk has spent a total of 43 seasons in professional baseball.
"We look forward to welcoming Jamie to El Paso, and to sharing the amazing support Chihuahuas' fans offer their team," said MountainStar Sports Group President Alan Ledford.
"We are proud to have Jamie join the Chihuahuas and feel the special energy our fans provide at every home game," said Chihuahuas General Manager Brad Taylor.
Quirk is expected to be in uniform tonight when the Chihuahuas wrap up their three game road trip against Albuquerque. First pitch is at 7:05pm and Tim Hagerty will call the action beginning at 6:55pm on 600 ESPN El Paso.