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Ronnie Gideon #53

PLAYING CAREER: Ron Gideon enters his 21st season in the Rockies organization, his 26th as a professional coach and his first as a member of a Major League coaching staff … spent the past four seasons as a supervisor of development after serving the previous five seasons as a roving field coordinator (2008-12) and as the manager of Double-A Tulsa (2009-10) … in 2014, as the Double-A supervisor of development, Gideon was named the winner of the P.J. Carey Player Development Award, given to the top player development coach in the Rockies organization … managed Short-Season Tri-City for four seasons (2002-05) and Double-A Carolina for two seasons (2000-01) … in 1999, he managed High-A Salem to a .500 record (69-69), the best record in the organization that season … Gideon also managed at Low-A Asheville (1997-98) and Short-Season Portland in 1996, his first position in the Rockies organization … prior to joining the Rockies, Gideon managed Short-Season Pittsfield (1995) and Rookie Level Kingsport (1993-94) in the New York Mets organization … his first professional coaching stint came with Double-A Binghamton and High-A St. Lucie in the Mets organization.

PLAYING CAREER: Gideon's professional playing career began in 1984 after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft … played two seasons in the Phillies system before being traded to the Mets in 1986 … was a first baseman and a pitcher for the Mets, where he reached as high as the Double-A level … finished his career with a .250 batting average (440-for-1761), 69 home runs and 298 RBI and a 1-4 record with a 2.97 ERA (78.2 IP, 26 ER) … played collegiately at Panola Junior College where he was a two-time All-American.

PERSONAL: Gideon and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Shelby and Bailey, a son, Ronnie Jr., and a grandchild, Luke Michael Dawson, who was born this past December … Gideon resides in Hallsville, Texas, in the offseason.