Joe Kruzel
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Joe Kruzel
Joe Kruzel
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Kruzel as hitting coach of the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2008
Current position
TeamSpringfield Cardinals
ConferenceTexas League
Biographical details
Born (1965-12-17) December 17, 1965 (age 54)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989-1992Toledo (assistant)
2005Miami (OH) (assistant)
2006GLC Reds (hitting)
2007Billings Mustangs
2008-2012Quad Cities River Bandits (hitting)
2013Johnson City Cardinals
2014-2016Peoria Chiefs
2017-2018State College Spikes
2019-presentSpringfield Cardinals
Head coaching record
Overall259-331 (college)

Joe Kruzel (born December 17, 1965) is an American baseball coach and former player. He is currently the manager of the Springfield Cardinals, a Minor League Baseball team and the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kruzel served as the head baseball coach at his alma mater, The University of Toledo from 1993 to 2003, compiling a record of 259-331.[1] Kruzel won the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year award in 1999.[2]

Early life

Kruzel was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Central Catholic High School. He played college baseball at the University of Toledo.


  1. ^ Musselman, Ron (March 16, 2006). "Kruzel back in baseball with Reds". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. p. C1. Retrieved 2015 – via Google News.
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