Pete Mackanin

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Pete Mackanin
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 45
Coach / Manager / Second baseman
Born: (1951-08-01) August 1, 1951 (age 64)
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
MLB statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 30
RBI 141
Managerial record 90–104
Games Managed 194
Winning % .464

As player

As manager

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

On June 26, 2015, Pete Mackanin was appointed Phillies interim manager after Ryne Sandberg suddenly stepped down.

On September 22, 2015, Mackanin was named full time manager with his contract being extended into 2016 and a club option in 2017.

Managerial record[edit]

As of October 4, 2015
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
Pittsburgh Pirates 2005 2005 12 14 .462 0 0
Cincinnati Reds 2007 2007 41 39 .513 0 0
Philadelphia Phillies 2015 Present 37 51 .420 0 0
Total 90 104 .464 0 0

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 1973–80. 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 and the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago.

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


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

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