Butch Hobson – Chicago

Butch Hobson will be the Chicago Dogs’ field manager for the team’s 2018 inaugural seaso. Hobson joins the Dogs with more than 30 years of experience in major and minor league baseball, including three seasons as manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Hobson most recently served as the manager of the Kane County Cougars, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Low-A affiliate. Previously, he spent 18 seasons managing in independent baseball with the Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers (2011-16) and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (2008-10), the Nashua Pride (Can-Am League 2006-07, Atlantic League 2000-05), and the Texas-Louisiana League’s Mobile BaySharks (1994), winning championships in 2014, 2007 and 2000.

The native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., also managed in affiliated baseball with the Boston, Philadelphia and New York Mets organizations.

Hobson played in the major leagues for Boston (1975-1980), California (1981) and the New York Yankees (1982), belting 30 home runs in 1977.