David Bell was recently named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, taking over for Jim Riggleman who was named interim manager during the 2018 season.
It’s Bell’s first job as a big-league manager. He had previously been in the front office of the San Francisco Giants, while also having served as a minor-league manager in the Reds system.
Bell is part of one of the rare three-generation players in major-league history. His grandfather, Gus, played with the Reds from 1953 to 1961, while his father, Buddy, played with them from 1985-1988.
With David’s appointment with the Reds, he and his father now become one of only a handful of father-son combos to both manage in the big leagues. Buddy had three stints as a major-league manager during 1996 and 2007, including Detroit, Colorado, and Kansas City.
Other father-sons to manage at the major-league level include: Bob and Aaron Boone, Connie and Earle Mack, George and Dick Sisler, and Bob and Joel Skinner.
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