Jim Lett

Baseball Player and Coach
Born Jan 3, 1951

James Curtis Lett is the bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals wearing #9.

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1951 Birth Born on January 3, 1951.


1969 18 Years Old Lett is a 1969 graduate of Winfield High School in Winfield, West Virginia, where he played football, basketball and ran track. … Read More


1973 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He is a 1973 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where he was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference baseball team in 1971. … Read More
1977 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After playing three years of minor league baseball (1973–1975) and compiling a .256 batting average, six home runs and 110 RBI in 313 games, Lett began his managerial career with the Shelby Reds in the Western Carolinas League in 1977.
1978 27 Years Old He was selected as the league's Manager-of-the-Year in 1978 after guiding the club to a second-place finish and a 75-64 record.


1986 35 Years Old He was the Reds Bench Coach from 1986 to 1989 and again in 1996.
1990 39 Years Old He managed in the minors again in 1990, coached for the Nashville Sounds in 1991-1992, and spent 1993-1995 as the Reds' minor league field coordinator.


1997 46 Years Old After leaving the Reds, Lett was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays coaching staff from 1997 to 1999.
2000 49 Years Old He was the Blue Jays' assistant director of player development in 2000.


2005 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Lett was named the Pittsburgh Pirates's Bench Coach on November 1, 2005.
2007 56 Years Old When the Pirates fired Tracy in October 2007, Lett was encouraged to seek other forms of employment. … Read More
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