Shoemaker, John

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Shoemaker, John Gender: M
born on 18 August 1956 at 19:18 (= 7:18 PM )
Place Chillicothe, Ohio, 39n20, 82w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°59' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°21 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°44'

John Shoemaker (with the Great Lakes Loons in 2012)
photo: Joel Dinda, license cc-by-2.0


American former minor league baseball player who has been manager of the Great Lakes Loons since 2018.

Shoemaker attended Waverly High School and Miami University before he was drafted in the 35th round of the 1977 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shoemaker was also drafted in the 6th round by the Chicago Bulls in the 1978 NBA Draft. He played in the Dodgers minor league system, primarily as a second baseman, from 1977-1980, making it all the way up to AAA before retiring to become a coach after the 1981 season.

He has been part of the Dodgers organization since 1977. The Dodgers named him "Captain of Player Development" in 2015 as recognition of his "continual demonstration of superior teammate behavior" according to the Dodgers head of player development, Gabe Kapler.

At the end of the 2015 season, he was awarded with the Mike Coolbaugh Award presented by Minor League Baseball to the person "who has shown outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field." He was also named to the Southern League Hall of Fame in 2016.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2016 (Southern League Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth notice, Chillicothe Gazette (Ohio), 21 Aug 1956, p. 2.


  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Second baseman)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Baseball team coach and manager)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Southern League)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award