Pete Mackanin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pete Mackanin
Philadelphia Phillies
Third Base Coach
Born: (1951-08-01) August 1, 1951 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 1973 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1981 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 30
RBI 141
Managerial record 53-53
Winning % .500
Teams

As player

As manager

As bench coach

Peter Mackanin, Jr. (pronounced "ma KAN in") (born August 1, 1951) is an American professional baseball coach, and a former Major League player, scout and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman and served as the acting manager of the Cincinnati Reds, having replaced Jerry Narron in 2007 before being replaced at season's end by Dusty Baker.

He is the 2014 third base coach of the Philadelphia Phillies, returning to the staff after a year's hiatus. He spent 2013 as a scout for the New York Yankees, and was the Phillies' bench coach from 2009–2012.

Major league career[edit]

Mackanin was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft and made his debut with them in 1973, after they moved and became the Texas Rangers. In a nine-year major league career, he also played for the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins. Mackanin's best season offensively was in 1975 when he posted a .225 batting average along with 12 home runs and 44 runs batted in.

Career statistics[edit]

In a nine-year major league career, Mackanin played in 548 games, accumulating 355 hits in 1,570 at bats for a .226 career batting average along with 30 home runs, 141 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .263. He ended his career with a .968 fielding percentage.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Mackanin spent many years managing and coaching in the minor leagues. He became the Expos' third base coach in 1997 and spent four years in that position. After managing the minor league Hickory Crawdads and Lynchburg Hillcats in 2001 and 2002, he became the bench coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2003 season. After Lloyd McClendon was fired, Mackanin served as the Pirates' interim manager for the last month of 2005, leading the team to a 12–14 record. He spent the next season managing in the Pirates' minor league system at Bradenton.

Mackanin was hired by the Cincinnati Reds as a scout for the 2007 season, but when the team fired manager Jerry Narron on July 1 of that year, he was named the club's interim manager. Narron had led the Reds in the first half of the 2007 season to a league-worst 51 losses, but during Mackanin's tenure, the team had a winning percentage above .500. The Reds decided not to hire Mackanin on permanently for the 2008 campaign, instead deciding on veteran experience with Dusty Baker.[1]

Mackanin was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009 as the bench coach. On October 3, 2012, the Phillies fired him by deciding not to renew his contract for the 2013 season. He was rehired by the Phillies for the 2014 to be the 3rd base coach for Ryne Sandberg.

Venezuelan League[edit]

Mackanin played for the Leones del Caracas, Cardenales de Lara, and Águilas del Zulia clubs of the Venezuelan Winter League during five seasons spanning 1973–1980. He later managed the Águilas in two seasons, guiding the team to the 1989 Caribbean Series title.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School in Chicago.

Mackanin is married to Nancy and they have one son, Shane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reds replace Narron with Mackanin, Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
  2. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; Alvarez, Efraim; Gutiérrez (h), Daniel (2006). La Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela. LVBP, Caracas. ISBN 980-6996-02-X

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joe Maddon
Peoria Chiefs Manager
1985–1986
Succeeded by
Jim Tracy
Preceded by
Larry Cox
Iowa Cubs Manager
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Jim Essian
Preceded by
Frank Lucchesi
Nashville Sounds Manager
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Dave Miley
Preceded by
Bob Miscik
Frederick Keys Manager
1993
Succeeded by
Mike O'Berry
Preceded by
Don Buford
Bowie Baysox Manager
1994
Succeeded by
Bob Miscik
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Ottawa Lynx Manager
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Pat Kelly
Preceded by
Jay Loviglio
Hickory Crawdads Manager
2001
Succeeded by
Tony Beasley
Preceded by
Curtis Wilkerson
Lynchburg Hillcats Manager
2002
Succeeded by
Dave Clark
Preceded by
Jeff Livesey
Gulf Coast League Pirates Manager
2006
Succeeded by
Tom Prince
Preceded by
Jimy Williams
Philadelphia Phillies Bench Coach
2009–2012
Succeeded by
nobody
Preceded by
Juan Samuel
Philadelphia Phillies Third Base
2014–present
Succeeded by
currently holding this position