David Bell extends the family legacy as new Reds manager

David Bell is one of only a handful of three-generation families to play major-league baseball. His father, Buddy, was a big-league player and manager for a total of 27 years. His grandfather, Gus, was a major-league player for 15 seasons, including nine with the Cincinnati Reds. His brother, Mike, spent part of one season with the Reds.

A native of Cincinnati, David is the new manager of the Reds for the 2019 season. He takes over a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2013.

For more information about David Bell, follow the link below from The Athletic:

https://theathletic.com/812250/2019/02/13/making-gus-proud-reds-manager-david-bell-adds-to-familys-rich-baseball-legacy/

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David Bell Continues Family Tradition in Baseball

David Bell is part of a rare three-generation family that has played major-league baseball.  There are only four instances of this occurring in the history of the game.  He recently landed a front-office job with the San Francisco Giants.

David played in the majors from 1995 to 2006.  He is the son of Buddy Bell, a third baseman who played in the majors from 1972 to 1989.  David’s grandfather, outfielder Gus Bell, played from 1950 to 1964.  David’s brother, Mike, played in one major-league season in 2002.  Except for Gus, the family members continued their baseball careers after their playing days.

David was recently named the Vice President of Player Development for the Giants, after serving as a minor-league manager and big-league coach.

Mike currently holds the same job as David with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Buddy has previously been the manager of the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, and Kansas City Royals.

For more information about David Bell’s career, follow the link below from sfgate:

http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Changes-begin-Giants-hire-David-Bell-as-VP-of-12294439.php

Mike Bell Now Teaching the Diamondbacks’ Way

Mike Bell learned baseball from his dad, Buddy, a former Major League player and manager. Mike recalls going to work with his father and hanging out with his big league teammates. Mike’s grandfather, Gus, was also a Major League player from 1950 to 1964. Mike briefly played for the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. His brother, David, played for twelve seasons with six different big league clubs. The Bells are one of only four three-generation families in Major League Baseball history.

Now the director of player development for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mike is now overseeing players who are trying to get to “The Show”.

See link below for a story about Mike in the South Bend Tribune:
http://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/professional/article_9a714462-f8fc-11e2-80b1-001a4bcf6878.html