Former Red Sox Third Baseman Bill Mueller Named Cubs Hitting Coach


Bill MuellerBill Mueller is taking his talents to the North Side of Chicago.

Mueller, who is best known for helping the Red Sox end an 86-year championship drought, has been named the Cubs’ new hitting coach. Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Gary Jones (third base/infield coach), Mike Brumley (assistant hitting coach) and Jose Castro (quality assurance coach) are also joining manager Rick Renteria‘s staff, the club announced Friday.

Mueller most recently worked as a scout with the Dodgers. He also served as the Dodgers hitting coach in 2007 before becoming a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti, a position he held through the 2012 season.

Mueller’s true fame, however, came during his playing days in Boston. He won a batting title in 2003, and then helped the Red Sox win their first World Series title since 1918 in 2004. Mueller, of course, delivered a game-tying single off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.

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