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Rudy enters his third season with the Cubs and his 18th-straight campaign at the major league level as a hitting coach ... was Texas' major league hitting coach for the previous 15 seasons, dating to 1995 ... Under his tutelage, the Rangers led the A.L. in batting average three times (1998-99, 2008) and were in the top-five in OPS 10 times. ... Will mark his 34th season in professional baseball as player or coach. ... Has been inducted into numerous Hall of Fames: Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, Panola College HOF in February of 2008 and the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum HOF on September 19, 2008. ... Awarded the South Texas Baseball Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 given by Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball program that recognizes a person in baseball annually that is from a local south Texas town and has had great achievement throughout his or her baseball career. ... Participated in the 2010 and 2012 Cubs Caravans.

Coaching Career
Prior to joining Chicago, Rudy spent the previous 15 years at the Major League level as the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers, where his hitters have won 17 Silver Slugger awards, three home runs titles, three RBI championships and a batting title...Spent 1994 managing Colorado's Bend farm club in the Northwest League...1990-93 marked Jaramillo's first Major League coaching stint, serving as the hitting coach on Art Howe's Houston staff...Served as the Rangers' minor league hitting instructor from 1987- 89...He rejoined the Rangers' organization in 1983, after playing for the franchise from 1973-76 ... in 1983, he was the hitting coach for Sarasota in the Gulf Coast League then managed the Burlington Bees in the Midwest League in 1984 and at Sarasota in 1985-86...Won the league's Northern Division title in 1985...After retiring from the game in 1976, Jaramillo worked with little league baseball in Dallas from 1977-1982 ... he managed the 1982 Sandy Koufax League world champions.

Playing Career
The former University of Texas outfielder was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 19th round of the 1973 First-Year Player Draft ... he spent four seasons in Texas' minor league system...Batted .365 in his first pro season at Sarasota in 1973...Finished his playing career in 1976 with San Antonio ... his 48 RBI marked a career high. Prior to joining Chicago, Rudy spent the previous 15 years at the Major League level as the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers, where his hitters have won 17 Silver Slugger awards, three home runs titles, three RBI championships and a batting title...Spent 1994 managing Colorado's Bend farm club in the Northwest League...1990-93 marked Jaramillo's first Major League coaching stint, serving as the hitting coach on Art Howe's Houston staff...Served as the Rangers' minor league hitting instructor from 1987- 89...He rejoined the Rangers' organization in 1983, after playing for the franchise from 1973-76 ... in 1983, he was the hitting coach for Sarasota in the Gulf Coast League then managed the Burlington Bees in the Midwest League in 1984 and at Sarasota in 1985-86...Won the league's Northern Division title in 1985...After retiring from the game in 1976, Jaramillo worked with little league baseball in Dallas from 1977-1982 ... he managed the 1982 Sandy Koufax League world champions.

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