Matt Galante

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Matthew Joseph Galante (born March 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former minor League baseball infielder and Major League coach and acting manager. The 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 157 lb (71 kg) Galante attended St. John's University and was selected as the 833rd and final pick of the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career ended, he spent several years as a minor league manager and scout. He was a Houston Astros coach from 1985 to 2001 with the exception of 1997, when he worked in the club's front office and then stepped in as manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs when Steve Swisher resigned a few days into the season.

Matt Galante was acting manager of the Houston Astros for 27 games in 1999, when the manager Larry Dierker was sidelined for health reasons. He compiled a record of 13–14.[1] He was a member of the New York Mets coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined the Astros front office in 2005.

Galante also managed the Italian baseball team as a part of the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He is currently an Astros' scout

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houston's Lima Wins 13th". The New York Times. 12 July 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
Preceded by
Sandy Johnson
Newark Co-Pilots Manager
1973
Succeeded by
John Felske
Preceded by
Sandy Johnson
Danville Warriors Manager
1974
Succeeded by
team disbanded
Preceded by
Rene Lachemann
Burlington Bees Manager
1975-1976
Succeeded by
Denis Menke
Preceded by
first manager
Holyoke Millers Manager
1977
Succeeded by
George Farson
Preceded by
Chris Krug
Little Falls Mets Manager
1979
Succeeded by
Dan Monzon
Preceded by
Jimmy Johnson
Columbus Astros Manager
1980-1982
Succeeded by
Jack Hiatt
Preceded by
Jimmy Johnson
Tucson Toros Manager
1983-1984
Succeeded by
Jimmy Johnson
Preceded by
Houston Astros First Base Coach
1985-1988
Succeeded by
Phil Garner
Preceded by
Yogi Berra
Houston Astros Bench Coach
1989-1993
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tom Spencer
Houston Astros Third Base Coach
1994-1996
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Steve Swisher
New Orleans Zephyrs Manager
1997
Succeeded by
John Tamargo
Preceded by
Bill Virdon
Houston Astros Bench Coach
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage
Preceded by
Larry Dierker
Houston Astros Manager (interim)
1999
Succeeded by
Larry Dierker
Preceded by
Steve Swisher
Houston Astros Third Base Coach
2001
Succeeded by
Gene Lamont
Preceded by
Cookie Rojas
New York Mets Third Base Coach
2002-2004
Succeeded by
Manny Acta