Mike Cubbage

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Mike Cubbage
Third baseman
Born: (1950-07-21) July 21, 1950 (age 64)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1981 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting Average .258
Home Runs 34
RBI 251
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Michael Lee Cubbage (born July 21, 1950) in Charlottesville, VA is an American former baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1974 until the close of the 1981 season. He is the son of Lindy and Marge Cubbage and cousin of former major league catcher Larry Haney and former major league pitcher Chris Haney.

Playing career[edit]

On June 7, 1968, he was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 6th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign. In 1971 he was drafted again out of the University of Virginia in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft by the Washington Senators. He was called up to the Major League level by the Texas Rangers in 1974.

He made his major league debut on April 7, 1974 against the Oakland Athletics. He played with the Rangers until he was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1976. On June 27, 1978 he hit for the cycle against the Toronto Blue Jays. He later signed as a free agent with the New York Mets for the 1981 season. Throughout his playing career, he was considered somewhat of a utility player, playing mostly third base, but with stints at the first base, second base, and designated hitter positions. Although he spent most of his playing time at shortstop in high school, he did not receive any playing time at this position in the major leagues.

Coaching and managerial career[edit]

Cubbage managed the Mets' AA affiliate Jackson Mets for the 1986 season, taking them to their league playoff finals.

Cubbage played the part of the Mets' third base coach. However, he was named interim manager of the New York Mets on Sunday September 30, 1991.[1] He managed the Mets in seven games, finishing with a career managerial record of three wins and four losses (.429).

In 2002, Cubbage served as the interim manager of the Boston Red Sox after previous manager Joe Kerrigan was fired during spring training. He remained on the staff after the Red Sox hired Grady Little as Kerrigan's full-time replacement.[2]

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Positions
Preceded by
Sam Perlozzo
Little Falls Mets Manager
1983
Succeeded by
Bud Harrelson
Preceded by
Sam Perlozzo
Lynchburg Mets Manager
1984-1985
Succeeded by
Bobby Floyd
Preceded by
Sam Perlozzo
Jackson Mets Manager
1986
Succeeded by
Tucker Ashford
Preceded by
Sam Perlozzo
Tidwater Tide Manager
1987-1989
Succeeded by
Steve Swisher
Preceded by
Bill Robinson
New York Mets First Base Coach
1990
Succeeded by
Tom Spencer
Preceded by
Chuck Hiller
New York Mets Third Base Coach
1991
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Robinson
New York Mets Hitting Coach
1991
Succeeded by
Tom McCraw
Preceded by
New York Mets Third Base Coach
1992-1996
Succeeded by
Cookie Rojas
Preceded by
Houston Astros Third Base Coach
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Matt Galante
Houston Astros Third Base Coach
2001
Succeeded by
Tony Pena
Preceded by
Gene Lamont
Boston Red Sox Third Base Coach
2002-2003
Succeeded by
Dale Sveum