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Narron in the dugout

John A. Narron, Jr. (born 1951) is the current hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, and the former Assistant Hitting Coach of the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He is a confidant and friend of center fielder Josh Hamilton and temporarily acted as an "accountability partner" to help Hamilton in his recovery from drug addiction.

The native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was a first baseman in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in 1974 and 1975.

Narron spent 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds organization as the Reds' Major League Video/Administrative Coach. Narron spent four seasons as a coach in the farm system for the Brewers, including stints as hitting coach and manager at rookie-level Helena Brewers, in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

He is the brother of former Rangers and Reds manager Jerry Narron, who is currently the bench coach for the Brewers. His late uncle Sam Narron was a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and a longtime coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Major League Experience[edit]

Narron played for Johnston City, a Rookie affiliate of the New York Yankees during the year of 1974. He held a career best .272 batting average for Johnston City with 54 RBIs and 15 HRs. He then went on to play for the low A affiliate of the New York Yankees, Appleton. Here he posted an .228 batting average with 57 RBIs and 6 HRs.[1]

Accountability Partner[edit]

Narron was Josh Hamilton's off-field coach for five seasons. He served as an accountability partner for Hamilton, helping him stay free from his addiction to drugs and alcohol. At age 60, Narron was hoping for a more promising job and that came true in 2012 when Narron was offered the job to become the next Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach. Hamilton seems to be very supportive of Narron in his decision to move on with his career:"Johnny is very talented and has helped me tremendously, both personally and professionally," Hamilton said in a statement. "He is fulfilling a dream to be a Major League batting coach, and I have told him previously I would never stand in his way from doing that. We will stay in touch, and I wish him great success with the Brewers."[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Pete. "John Narron." Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=narron001joh>.
  2. ^ "Josh Hamilton's Mentor Leaves for Brewers." USA Today. Gannett, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012.
  3. ^ "Coaching staff bios". Roster. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

External links[edit]


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OnMilwaukee.com
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

And, the struggles were mitigated by the fact the team was playing well – the Brewers were 25-14 in that period – but manager Ron Roenicke and hitting coach Johnny Narron felt a discussion was in order. "Last year he came up trying to establish himself ...
 
San Jose Mercury News
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Brewers hitting coach Johnny Narron said the dangers of getting into the batter's box often go unnoticed. "That danger's always present, and that is one of the parts of hitting that is very difficult. A lot of people don't talk about that danger factor ...
 
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:03:57 -0700

Brewers hitting coach Johnny Narron said the dangers of getting into the batter's box often go unnoticed. "That danger's always present, and that is one of the parts of hitting that is very difficult. A lot of people don't talk about that danger factor ...

ABC News

Reviewing the Brew
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:32:43 -0700

Sam LeCure came on to toss the bottom of the seventh for the Reds and put the Brewers down in order. Hitting coach Johnny Narron was ejected after the inning for barking at the home plate umpire, because the Brewers anemic offense over the last 20 days ...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:23:40 -0700

Gomez took some dry swings on Thursday and on Friday played some soft toss in addition to taking some scaled-back swings in the batting cages with hitting coach Johnny Narron. If he reports no additional discomfort when he reports to Miller Park on ...
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