Jeff Cox (baseball)

For other people named Jeffrey Cox, see Jeffrey Cox (disambiguation).
Jeff Cox
Cox in 2011.
Second baseman / Coach
Born: (1955-11-09) November 9, 1955 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1980 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1981 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .213
Hits 36
RBIs 9

Career highlights and awards

Jeffrey Lindon Cox (born November 9, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball third base coach for the Chicago White Sox. He is currently a baserunning specialist for the Detroit Tigers. [1] Previously, Cox was a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics during the 1980 and 1981 seasons. He batted and threw right-handed.

Coaching career

Cox has completed three seasons with the Chicago White Sox as a third base coach. On January 21, 2013 the Tigers hired Jeff Cox as a baserunning consultant. [1]


Cox was the third base coach and infield instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Cox was the Florida Marlins bench coach, bullpen coach, then eventually the third base coach and in 2003 they won the World Series.

Playing career

In a 61-game career, Cox was a .213 hitter (36-for-169) with 20 runs and nine RBI without home runs.


Jeff Cox is single and has one daughter named Kimberly. He graduated in 1973 from South Hills High School located in West Covina, California. In high school, Cox was a three sport athlete lettering in baseball, basketball, and cross-country. His senior year in high school he was named to the California Interscholastic Federation first team in baseball and basketball. Cox later attended Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, Florida while also playing at the Royals Baseball Academy. Cox played two years of basketball at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California and also attended Cal Poly-Pomona.[2]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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