Broadcaster Manning will coach runners

11/18/2003 - Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND -- If broadcaster Rick Manning is unhappy with the way the Cleveland Indians are running the bases next season, he'll be able to do something about it.

The longtime Indians broadcaster will also be a part-time coach,
the team said Tuesday. He will coach baserunning and outfield play.

Manning will begin coaching in spring training. During the
season, he'll work with the club's runners and outfielders before
and after each game. He'll be in the TV booth during games.

Manning, who broke into the majors in 1975 with Cleveland, was
an outfielder for 13 seasons before becoming an Indians broadcaster
14 years ago. He won a Gold Glove in 1976 and stole 168 bases
during his career.