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Perry Hill rejoins the Marlins’ coaching staff as the first base/infield coach for 2013, his 18th season as a Major League coach and 27th in professional baseball…Last appeared as a Major League coach with Florida in 2011, when Marlins recorded third-best fielding percentage (.985) in Franchise history…Under Hill’s guidance in 2009, the Pittsburgh Pirates led all Major League teams in fielding percentage (.988) and made the fewest errors (73) among all teams, setting Club records for most errorless games played in one season (101) and also with their fielding percentage. The Bucs lost 99 games in 2009 and made a Major League low 73 errors, the most losses ever by a team that led the Majors in fewest errors in a season. The Pirates also led the National League in double plays turned (171) for the third straight season…In 2006, Hill instructed Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at all four infield positions during his career: 1B Derrek Lee (2003), 2B Luis Castillo (2003-05), 3B Mike Lowell (2005) and SS Orlando Cabrera (2001)…Instructed infield that included All-Stars Miguel Cabrera and Dan Uggla, as well as NL Rookie of the Year Hanley Ramirez…Led Marlins to third-best fielding percentage (.983, tied) in Club history in 2005. He guided third baseman Mike Lowell and second baseman Luis Castillo to winning Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, the seventh and eighth Gold Gloves in Club history…Led Club to .986 fielding percentage in 2004, the second-best mark in Franchise history. He assisted second baseman Luis Castillo in collecting his second-straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award. In addition, third baseman Mike Lowell committed just seven errors in 154 games, a Major League record for third basemen. Because of his efforts, he was named a 2004 All-Star Game coach…Guided the Marlins to a Franchise-best .987 fielding percentage in 2003, ranking third in the Majors, behind Seattle (.989) and St. Louis (.987). Saw Florida’s starting infield post a .987 fielding percentage (40 errors in 3,124 total chances)…Guided first baseman Derrek Lee and second baseman Luis Castillo, who collected Rawlings Gold Glove Awards in 2003, to Florida’s fourth and fifth Gold Glove Awards in Franchise history and first not won by catcher Charles Johnson

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Florida Marlins – 2003 World Champion

Jack McKeon

Perry Hill is a very special guy that has made such a significant impact on so many players’ lives; they all just rave about him.  Bone is very dedicated to his job and does it extremely well.  A great communicator, very positive, and has a great deal of energy.  Perry had a plan for every situation we were ever in, and he is extremely well prepared.  When we were in Florida together, I gave him full authority to run the show.  That should tell you all you need to know; He is the Best in the Business!  

Billy Ripken

Perry Hill, an infield instructor of mine when I played for the Texas Rangers, is one of the best defensive coaches I ever have been around.

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