October 11, 2011 - Texas League (TL) - San Antonio Missions
San Antonio - Doug Dascenzo is leaving the San Diego Padres and has accepted a position with the Atlanta Braves as their minor league base running and outfield coordinator.
Dascenzo spent 13 years in the San Diego system, the last two with the Missions. In 2011 he guided San Antonio to a minor league best 100-47 record (including the post-season) on the way to the Texas League crown, the 12th in franchise history. For his efforts Dascenzo was named Manager of the Year for the second time in his career, the first coming in 2009 as he led Fort Wayne to the Midwest League title.
"I really enjoyed my time in San Antonio," Dascenzo said. "This past season was unbelievable and I hope our fans had as much fun as we did. I'm glad we were able to bring home a championship."
The native of Uniontown, PA started coaching in the San Diego system in 1999 as a base running and outfield coordinator before beginning his managerial career in 2006. Dascenzo amassed a 425-350 regular season record (.548) and a 13-3 post-season record (.812).
Dascenzo was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 1985 draft out of Oklahoma St. University. He played parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cubs (1988-1992), Texas Rangers (1993) and Padres (1996). He began his big league career by playing in a then National League record 241 consecutive games without making an error.