Originally created 06/19/03

Gardenhire, Manuel named American League All-Star coaches



NEW YORK -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel were selected Wednesday as the two American League coaches for the 2003 All-Star game.

Gardenhire and Manuel were picked by Anaheim's Mike Scioscia, who led the Angels to their first World Series win in franchise history last season and will manage the American League team.

Gardenhire, who led the Twins to the Central Division title last season, will be making his first All-Star appearance. Manuel will be making his second appearance, having been a member of the American League staff for the 1999 game.

The rest of the American League staff will be Anaheim coaches Bud Black, Alfredo Griffin, Mickey Hatcher, Joe Maddon, Orlando Mercado and Ron Roenicke.

The trainers will be Herm Schneider of the White Sox and Gene Monahan of the New York Yankees.

The 2003 All-Star game is July 15 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.