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August 11, 1960 |
Aragua State, Venezuela
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 14, 1987 for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 21, 1989 for the Detroit Tigers|
Alfredo José Pedrique García (born August 11, 1960), best known as "Al Pedrique" (pay-DREE-kay), is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who played for the New York Mets (1987), Pittsburgh Pirates (1987, 88) and Detroit Tigers (1989). Pedrique was most recently the Houston Astros bench coach.
Pedrique was signed by the Mets in 1978 and made his debut nine years later. After five games with the team, he hit .301 with the Pirates in his rookie season, but only managed a .188 cumulative batting average after that.
Managerial and coaching career
After retiring, Pedrique managed in the minors for the Diamondbacks, Astros and Royals organizations from 2000 to 2002. He came back to the majors in 2003 as a third base coach for the Diamondbacks. In 2004, he began the season as manager of the Tucson Sidewinders, the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, but he was hired as manager of the Diamondbacks on an interim basis when Bob Brenly was fired in July. Pedrique compiled a 22–61 record. He was replaced by Wally Backman, and then Bob Melvin, at the end of the season.
Pedrique created some controversy as manager when he ordered the Diamondbacks pitching staff to intentionally walk Barry Bonds throughout an entire three-game series against the San Francisco Giants from September 10–12, since Bonds was on the verge of hitting his 700th career home run, which Pedrique did not want to happen at Bank One Ballpark.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|ARI||2004||22||61||.265||5th in NL West||–||–||–||–|
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
- RBI Baseball wiki