Marty Pevey

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Marty Pevey
Catcher
Born: (1962-12-25) December 25, 1962 (age 54)
Savannah, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1989, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1989, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average .220
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Marty Ashley Pevey (born December 25, 1962 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American professional baseball manager and former Major League catcher and coach. He has been the manager of the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League, since 2013.[1]

Pevey stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg); he batted left-handed and threw right-handed. After playing collegiately for the Georgia Southern Eagles, he was selected in the 19th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins, but he was released after only two months in the Rookie-level Appalachian League. He resumed his pro career when the St. Louis Cardinals signed him as a free agent the following season.

Pevey's playing career lasted for 13 seasons (through 1995, with the exception of 1990, which he missed with an injury). In his only Major League trial, he appeared in 13 games played, 11 as a starting catcher, for the 1989 Montreal Expos. He had one double and one triple among his nine big-league hits.

As a manager, Pevey has worked at all levels of minor league baseball, starting in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization at the Rookie level (Medicine Hat Blue Jays), then moving up the ladder to "low" Class A (Hagerstown Suns), "high" Class A (Dunedin Blue Jays), Double-A (the Eastern League's New Haven Ravens) and Triple-A (the International League's Syracuse Sky Chiefs).

Pevey interrupted his managerial career in 1999 to serve as bullpen coach on the Major League staff of Toronto manager Jim Fregosi. At the end of the 2005 season, he returned to the MLB Jays when was named Toronto's first base coach, replacing Ernie Whitt, who returned to the bench coach position after serving as both bench coach and first base coach for most of the season. Pevey coached third base for the Blue Jays in 2008 when he was fired along with manager John Gibbons (then in his first term as Toronto's pilot) on June 20, 2008.[2]

In 2009, he joined the Cubs' farm system as manager of the Class A Peoria Chiefs, then worked for three seasons (2010–2012) as the Cubs' minor league catching coordinator. In 2013, his first as pilot of the Iowa Cubs, Pevey led them to a 66–78 record and third place in their division. Through 13 minor league seasons, Pevey's teams have compiled a 864–829 (.510) mark. He is the third manager in Iowa Cubs history to serve three or more consecutive seasons as the club's manager[1] and, as of 2016, the fourth-winningest pilot in the franchise's 47-year history.[3]

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Preceded by
Sal Butera
Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach
1999
Succeeded by
Roly de Armas
Preceded by
Mark DeJohn
New Haven Ravens manager
2003
Succeeded by
Franchise relocated
Preceded by
Omar Malavé
Syracuse SkyChiefs manager
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Mike Basso
Preceded by
Mickey Brantley
Toronto Blue Jays first base coach
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Ernie Whitt
Preceded by
Brian Butterfield
Toronto Blue Jays third base coach
2008
April 1–June 19
Succeeded by
Nick Leyva
Preceded by
Dave Bialas
Iowa Cubs manager
2013–
Succeeded by
Incumbent