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Reds hire former Red, Moeller grad as vice president

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Cincinnati Enquirer -

Buddy Bell is coming home.

The Reds have hired the Moeller graduate and former big-league player and manager as a vice president and senior advisor to president of baseball operations, general manager Dick Williams.

Bell, 66, played 18 years in the majors, including four in Cincinnati from 1985 to 1988. He was a six-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star. After retiring, he coached for several teams, including the Reds and managed parts of nine seasons, three each in Detroit, Colorado and Kansas City. He is the son of former Red Gus Bell and the father of former big-leaguers Mike and David Bell.

For the last 14 years, Bell has worked for the Chicago White Sox, including the last five years as a vice president and assistant general manager. 

"I am very excited for the opportunity to add Buddy to our front office," Williams said in a statement released by the team. "He has longstanding ties to Cincinnati and experience in all facets of the game — as a player, as a coach and manager as well as a variety of front office roles.  He is a well-rounded resource that we can all draw upon. We welcome him home to Cincinnati.”

In Chicago, Bell oversaw the team’s player development system as well as assisting in big-league roster and staffing decisions and special scouting assignments. 

"Buddy Bell has influenced the careers of literally thousands of professional baseball players through his passion for coaching and player development,” White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. “He has left a long-lasting mark on the White Sox organization, our minor league staff and players throughout our system. There is absolutely no way to thank him enough for all he has done and his years of devotion to this organization and to making our minor leaguers better as players and as people. We personally wish him nothing but success and fulfillment as he returns home to the city of Cincinnati and a Reds organization that very appropriately carries a great deal of meaning and pride for the entire Bell family.”

The son of Gus Bell, who played for the Reds from 1953 to 1961, Buddy Bell attended Xavier University and Miami University after graduating from Moeller. 

Bell has five children, including two — David and Mike — who played in the big leagues. Another son, Ricky, was drafted by the Dodgers and played in 10 minor-league seasons. David Bell played parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues and is the vice president of player development for the Giants. Mike Bell, who played 19 games for the Reds in 2000, is the director of player development for the Diamondbacks. He also has two daughters, Kristi and Traci.

The Bells are one of just five three-generation baseball families. The others are the Boones (Ray, Bob, Bret and Aaron), the Colemans (Joe, Joe Jr. and Casey), the Hairstons (Sammy, Jerry, Johnny, Jerry Jr. and Scott) and the Schofield/Werths (Ducky Schofield, Dick Schofield and Jayson Werth).

Of those families, four have ties to the Reds. Gus, Buddy and Mike Bell all played for the Reds. Bob Boone managed the Reds and Bret and Aaron played for the Reds. Jerry Hairston Jr. played for the Reds and Dick Schofield is currently the bench coach of the Reds’ Double-A affiliate in Pensacola.

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