Runnells Returns

DRILLERS SKIPPER: Second-year Tulsa Drillers Manager Tom Runnells returns to the Tulsa dugout this season after leading the Drillers to a 71-68 record and a berth in the Texas League playoffs in 2004. He was recently in Tulsa while in route to Tucson, Ariz., where the Drillers and their parent club, the Colorado Rockies, will hold spring training workouts.Runnells is the only manager in Drillers history to have Major League managing experience. He managed the Montreal Expos during parts of the 1991 and 1992 seasons, leading the Expos to a 68-81 record. After completing spring training in Arizona, the Drillers will open the 2005 regular season schedule on April 7 in Wichita. Tulsa’s first game at Drillers Stadium will be on Sunday, April 17 at 4:05 p.m. against Arkansas.

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Updated 03-30-2005

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