Best known for “The Steal,” a ninth-inning swipe of second base that sparked the Boston Red Sox to the most dramatic comeback in MLB playoff history in the 2004 ALCS, Dave Roberts earned a stellar reputation as a cerebral, opportunistic player, and as a coach with an advanced knowledge of the game. Roberts currently is manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading the team to the National League West Division title in his first season at the helm. Roberts was named NL Manager of the Year.
After retiring as a veteran of 10 big league seasons as an outfielder, Robert was hired as a special assistant in the Padres baseball operations department. He transitioned to the role of first base coach in 2010 and was promoted to bench coach prior to the 2013 season before leaving to become manager of the Dodgers. Roberts is highly respected by his players and the front office for the even-handed, positive approach he brings to the dugout. The instruction he will impart to players, parents and coaches visiting YSPN360 is certain to be invaluable.