Card: 2002 Bowman Heritage #436
Staten Island, NY born Frank Menechino (born January 7, 1971 in Staten Island, NY) is a former infielder and the current hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox. He played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays from 1999 through 2005.
Frank was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 45th round of the 1993 draft, Menechino played five years for their minor league teams. Notably, he was one of the players who crossed the picket lines to be a replacement player during the 1995 season, if the strike had not ended. Due to this, he was ineligible to join the MLBPA.
He played for the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays of the American League. He played second base, shortstop, third base, designated hitter, and also made two pitching appearances. Hitting 12 home runs and driving in 60 runs, his best year came in 2001 with the Oakland Athletics,
Frank played in Italy for Danesi Nettuno for two months in 2008, before retiring after hurting his back.
On December 22, 2008, Menechino was hired to become the new hitting coach for the New York Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder. Menechino coached for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2011.
Menechino was the Miami Marlins hitting coach between 2013 and 2018 season. The Chicago White Sox hired Menechino to be the hitting coach of their Triple-A Affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, for the 2019 season. Following the 2019 season, he was promoted to the position of hitting coach for the White Sox.
Frank is a member of the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.
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