MLB: Pittsburgh 1, Toronto 0

PITTSBURGH, June 20 (UPI) -- Doug Mientkiewicz raced home from third on a fielding error with nobody out in the 12th inning Friday, giving Pittsburgh a 1-0 win over Toronto.

Jays fire Gibbons; Gaston takes charge

TORONTO, June 20 (UPI) -- The Toronto Blue Jays fired Manager John Gibbons Friday and replaced him with two-time World Series-winning skipper Cito Gaston.

Yankees hire new hitting coach

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Rick Down was hired Monday as the New York Yankees hitting coach, replacing Gary Denbo, who was released after the Yankees lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in t

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Mattingly nixes full-time Yankee job

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Joe Torre's affection for Don Mattingly is evident, but Mattingly will not succeed Gary Denbo as the full-time batting coach for the New York Yankees.

Yankees release hitting coach

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- In a move that came as little surprise, the New York Yankees announced Wednesday that hitting coach Gary Denbo will not return in 2002.

Gary B. Denbo (b. December 9, 1960, Princeton, Indiana) is currently Player Development Consultant for the New York Yankees, returning in 2009 for his 15th season with the 26 time world champions after serving as as the Major League Hitting Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays during the first half of the 2008 season.

Drafted as an infielder by the Cincinnati Reds in 1983, Denbo played four seasons in the Minor leagues before entering the coaching ranks. He made his Major League debut on April 2, 2001 as the Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees.

Denbo has been instrumental in developing the hitting talents of several players as they developed into major league caliber hitters; including Derek Jeter, Mike Lowell, Alfonso Soriano, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, and Tino Martinez. He is known throughout professional baseball for his preparedness and attention to detail in developing team and individual hitting plans, as well as for his ability to make hitting slumps more short lived by using video and computer analysis of the baseball swing to quickly identify and correct flaws.

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