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Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo inducted in IL HOF

Today, the International League announced that current hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants and current third base coach of the Tampa Bay Rays will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in the 2016 class.

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Hensley Meulen during Intentional Talk next to Kevin Millar before the semi final game vs the Dominican Republic. 

Meulens was an MVP in the International League in 1990 when playing for the Columbus Clippers. In 1992 Meulens had another great season when he led the league in homeruns (26), RBI (100) and runs scored (96). Later Meulens also played for the Ottawa Lynx. After his playing career, he was hitting coach with the Indianapolis Indians from 2005 through 2008. In 2010 Bambam accepted a job as hitting coach of the San Francisco Giants and has won three World Series Rings since.

Charlie Montoyo is the former manager of the Durham Bulls and the Montgomery Biscuits. Montoyo managed the Biscuits from their inaugural season in 2004 through the 2006 season when he guided the team to their first Southern League championship. After that season, the Devil Rays promoted him to AAA Durham to become the manager of the club. Montoyo guided the Bulls to IL championships in 2009 and 2013 and to a national AAA championship in 2009. Montoyo was named IL manager of the year in 2010 and 2013.
As a player, Montoyo played four games for the Montreal Expos.

Both Hall of Famers represented their country in the World Baseball Classic. Montoyo was coach for Puerto Rico in 2009, while Hensley Meulens guided team Kingdom of the Netherlands to the semi finals of the 2013 season.

The two were the only ones that received sufficient votes to be inducted.

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