July 9, 1937 |
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 13, 1961 for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 16, 1961 for the Kansas City Athletics|
Henry Gordon Mackenzie (born July 9, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a former a Major League Baseball player. In 1956, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Kansas City Athletics. Mackenzie made his major league debut on August 13, 1961 against the Chicago White Sox. He made it into eleven games that year as a catcher and never returned to the major leagues as a player.
During the winter of 1963, Mackenzie was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the minor league draft.
Mackenzie later began a career as a minor league manager. He won the Carolina League championship while managing the Kinston Indians in 1995. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.
He has also been a coach at the major league level with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians. He also served as the major league advanced scout for the Indians and currently serves in that capacity for the Houston Astros.