Greg Mahlberg

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Greg Mahlberg
Catcher
Born: (1952-08-08) August 8, 1952 (age 64)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 1978, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1979, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average .111
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Gregory John Mahlberg (born August 8, 1952) is an American former professional baseball catcher, manager and coach. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Mahlberg attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee[1] and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[2] He was signed by the Texas Rangers as an undrafted free agent in 1973 and appeared briefly in Major League Baseball for the Rangers in 197879, collecting two hits in 18 at bats for an .111 career batting average. His lone Major League home run came off left-hander Floyd Bannister on September 3, 1979.[3] As a minor leaguer, he batted .241 in 705 games spread over ten seasons (1973–82).

He began his managing career in the Seattle Mariners farm system in 1983, and spent 15 years as a minor league pilot, also working for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His career record was 904 victories, 1,050 defeats (.463).[4] He managed in the Class A California League for eight seasons and at one point held the league record for victories by a manager with 526; Lenn Sakata broke the mark in 2007.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howe News Bureau, Seattle Mariners 1982 Organization Book, Boston: The Howe News Bureau, 1982
  2. ^ Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Retrosheet
  4. ^ Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Asianweek.com