Known as a strong defensive shortstop and a solid contact hitter, he was the Rookie of the Year with the Oakland A's in 1988 and an All-Star in 1998.
He attended Suffern High School in New York.
He signed on to manage the Colorado Rockies in 2013.
He was born in Tuxedo, New York.
He played alongside well-rounded right fielder Larry Walker on the Rockies.