Dale was named the 52nd manager in Cubs history, November 18, 2011, replacing Mike Quade ... 2012 marked his 12th year as a manager or coach following a 12-year major league playing career (1986-94, 1996-99)...Joined the Cubs after six seasons on Milwaukee's coaching staff, including a 12-game stint as the team's interim manager to close out the 2008 campaign...Was a member of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff for two seasons (2004-05), including the 2004 World Series title club...Named interim manager of the Milwaukee Brewers with 12 games remaining in the 2008 season ... the club advanced to the post-season as the N.L. Wild Card...Hit .236 with 69 homers and 340 RBI in 862 games for Milwaukee (1986-91), Philadelphia (1992), the White Sox (1992), Oakland (1993), Seattle (1994), Pittsburgh (1996-97, 1999) and the Yankees (1998)...Graduated from Pinole Valley (Calif.) High School, where he played baseball, football and basketball...Earned All-State and All-America honors at quarterback...Turned down a football and baseball scholarship at Arizona Sate University to play professional baseball...Is the cousin of former major league first baseman John Olerud...Enjoys golf, fly fishing and hunting...Participated in the 2012-13 Cubs Caravans.
Dale began his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2001 and has managed in both the major and minor leagues while also handling hitting coach, bench coach and third base coaching duties at the major league level...Spent six seasons on the Milwaukee Brewers coaching staff, from 2006-11, including 2009-11) as the club's hitting coach...Was the club's third base coach in 2006, then handled bench coach duties in 2007 before returning to third base coach in 2008...Was named interim manager of the Brewers on September 15, 2008, replacing Ned Yost ... went 7-5 and the club advanced to the postseason as the N.L. Wild Card...Spent two seasons (2004-05) as the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox ... helped guide the Red Sox to a World Series title in 2004...All told, has managed or coached in the MLB playoffs in 2004 and 2005 with Boston and in 2008 and 2011 with Milwaukee...Managed at Double-A Altoona in the Pirates system for three seasons, from 2001-03 ... compiled a 213-211 (.502) record...Led Altoona to its first back-to-back winning seasons in 2002 (72-69) and 2003 (78-63), including the club's first appearance in the Eastern League playoffs in 2003...Named the 2003 Top Managerial Prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America.
Dale played 12 major league seasons, amassing a .236 batting average (597-for-2,526) with 125 doubles, 13 triples, 69 home runs and 340 RBI with Milwaukee (1986-91), Philadelphia (1992), the White Sox (1992), Oakland (1993), Seattle (1994), Pittsburgh (1996-97, 1999) and the Yankees (1998)...The former shortstop enjoyed his best season in 1987 as he produced career highs in nearly every category for the Brewers, including home runs (25) and RBI (95)...Hit three homers on July 17, 1987 vs. California...Besides 442 games at shortstop, also saw time at third base (217 games), first base (71 games), second base (53 games) and left field (two games)...Made his major league debut, May 12, 1986 in Seattle, going 2-for-3 with a double while manning third base ... collected his first career hit in the fifth inning off Matt Young (double)...His most memorable home run came on Easter Sunday in 1987, when he smacked a two-run, two-out, ninth-inning blast off Greg Harris to give the Brewers a 6-4 win over the Rangers...The homer clinched the club's 12th-consecutive win to open the season ... the Brewers went on to win 13-straight games.