Former Padres Third Base Coach Tim Flannery Retires


Longtime Padres player and third base coach Tim Flannery is calling it a career. Flannery said via his band’s Facebook page. ‘Flan’ currently is coming off his third World Series ring as third base coach with Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants. Flannery says he wants to concentrate on music, getting some rest and spend more time with his family.

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Flannery mentions in his letter he has no intentions of becoming a manager and wants to heal after his years of a demanding schedule in the major leagues. Flannery does mention his times with the Giants, but was also honored to “be part of the greatest baseball teams in San Diego Padres history.”

Flannery played with the Padres from 1979 to 1989 and was part of the Padres 1984 N.L. Champion team. Flannery joined the Padres again as third base coach from 1996 to 2002. Flannery took some time off to coach his son at San Dieguito High School while hosting pre-game shows on the Mighty 1090 AM and now dissolved television station Channel ‘4’ Padres before again joining former Padres manager and current Giants skipper Bruce Bochy in San Francisco in 2007.

Flannery is a heck of a human being, recently raising money with his band “Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe” to give support to the family of victim Brian Stow, who was the Giants’ fan brutally beaten inside the parking lot of Dodger Stadium a few years ago.

Best of luck to Flan in retirement and his other philanthropic activities!