Chris Bando – Texas

Chris Bando brings over 30 years of professional baseball experience to the AirHogs, having spent 10 years as a minor league manager in the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians organizations. He was named Best Minor League Managing Prospect by Baseball America in 1994, an din 1995 was voted the #2 Manager Prospect by Major League general managers. At the Major League level, Bando spent three years as the third base coach and bench coach for the Brewers. He also served as a Major League pro scout for the Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bando spent his MLB playing career with the Cleveland Indians (1981-1988), Detroit Tigers (1988) and Oakland Athletics (1989).


Year Club League Affiliate Level Record Finish Playoffs
1990 Stockton California MIL High-A 82-59 2nd/10 League Champions
1991 Stockton California MIL High-A 71-65 4th/10 Lost Finals
1992 El Paso Texas MIL AA 73-63 3rd/8 Lost Semifinals
1993 New Orleans American Association MIL AAA 80-64 3rd/8
1994 New Orleans American Association MIL AAA 78-66 3rd/8 Lost Semifinals
1995 New Orleans American Association MIL AAA 63-79 7th/8
2001 Akron Eastern CLE AA 68-74 7th/8
2002 Mahoning Valley NY-Penn CLE SS-A 46-30 5th/14
2007 Aiken South Coast Independent 41-48 4th/6
2012 Washington Frontier Independent 44-52 10th/14
2019 Texas American Association Independent 28-72 12th/12