Mike Quade

Gregory Mike Quade (pronounced: KWAH-dee) (born March 12, 1957) is an American professional baseball coach and manager. The manager of the Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A farm system affiliate of the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball from 2015–17,[1] Quade will spend 2018 as roving outfield instructor in the Minnesota farm system.[2] He had spent 2014 as a roving outfield and baserunning instructor for the New York Yankees' organization.

Quade played college baseball at the University of New Orleans, and played professionally in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) as an outfielder, third baseman and second baseman. He became a MiLB manager after he retired as a player. From 2000 through 2002, he served as a coach for the Oakland Athletics, and he coached the Cubs from 2007 through 2010. He took over as the Cubs' manager in 2010, and held the position through 2011.

Mike Quade
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Quade as third base coach for the Cubs in 2010.
Rochester Red Wings – No. 8
Born: March 12, 1957 (age 62)
Evanston, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB statistics
Win–loss record95–104
Winning %.477
As coach

As manager

Playing career

Quade played college baseball at the University of New Orleans. He was named to the Sun Belt Conference "All-time baseball team" as part of the Conference's 30th anniversary celebration in January 2006.[3]

Quade was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round (560th overall choice) of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for the Pirates' minor league system through 1983 at OF, 3B, 2B, and SS.

Managerial career

After retiring as a player, Quade was named the manager of the Macon Pirates, who he managed in 1985 and 1986. He managed the Rockford Expos in 1989 and 1990, the Harrisburg Senators in 1991 and 1992, the Ottawa Lynx in 1993, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in 1994 and 1995, the West Michigan Whitecaps in 1996, the Huntsville Stars in 1997, the Edmonton Trappers in 1998, the Vancouver Canadians in 1999, and the Iowa Cubs in 2003–06.

Quade was the Minor League Manager of the Year in 1991 with the Harrisburg Senators and 1993 with the Ottawa Lynx. In 1997, he managed the West Michigan Whitecaps to a league championship and the Águilas Cibaeñas to win the Caribbean World Series. He managed the Vancouver Canadians to victory in the 1999 AAA World Series.

In November 1999, Quade managed a team of minor leaguers representing the United States to a Fourth place finish at the IBAF International Cup held in Sydney, Australia.

Quade also served as the first base coach of the Oakland Athletics between 2000 and 2002 [4] as well as on the Chicago Cubs bench staff during the 2003 playoff run.

Quade won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager on April 18, 2004. During July of the 2006 season, Quade substituted for then Cubs third base coach Chris Speier. Speier was out for three games of third base/coaching duties because of a DUI.

In October 2006, Quade was named one of the five finalists for the 2007 Chicago Cubs managerial opening. Quade, along with AA manager Pat Listach, were two Cubs minor league candidates interviewed for the job opening.[5] Instead, Lou Piniella came out of retirement to accept the job. Quade was subsequently promoted to serve as the third base coach for the Cubs.

Quade was promoted to serve as interim manager of the Cubs after Piniella's sudden retirement on August 22, 2010.[6] On Oct. 19, the "interim" label was removed from his job title, and he was given a two-year contract with a club option for a third year to remain as manager of the Cubs.[7] On November 2, 2011, however, Quade was terminated as manager by Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations.[8]

In 2013, the New York Yankees hired Quade as a roving outfield and baserunning instructor.[9]

Managerial record

As of January 2, 2015
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
Chicago Cubs 2010 2011 95 104 .477 0 0
Total 95 104 .477 0 0


He is a 1975 graduate of Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He attended the University of New Orleans (1976–1979).[10] He was diagnosed with Alopecia universalis at age three.[11]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Twins official website, 2014.12.19". Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  2. ^ Miller, Chris (1 December 2017). "Twins' Class AAA Manager Will Not Return to Rochester". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "All-Time Sun Belt Baseball Team - SunBeltSports.org—Official Web Site of the Sun Belt Conference". Sunbeltsports.org. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  4. ^ "Athletics All-Time Coaches | oaklandathletics.com: History". Oakland.athletics.mlb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Outgoing Cubs manager Lou Piniella: 'This will be the last time I put on a uniform'". USA Today. August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=5703131
  8. ^ Muskat, Carrie. "Cubs relieve Quade of managerial duties". Cubs.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  9. ^ Daily News. New York http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/2013/12/joe-girardis-yankees-coaching-staff-taking-shape. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ MLB.com. "News: Article". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  11. ^ McGrath, Dan. "As Cubs Ponder, Quade Just Keeps Being Real," The New York Times, Friday, October 1, 2010.

External links

1997 Caribbean Series

The thirty-ninth edition of the Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was held from February 4 through February 9 of 1997 with the champion baseball teams of the Dominican Republic, Águilas Cibaeñas; Mexico, Tomateros de Culiacán; Puerto Rico, Indios de Mayagüez, and Venezuela, Navegantes del Magallanes. The format consisted of 12 games, each team facing the other teams twice, and the games were played at Estadio Héctor Espino in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

1999 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 1999 season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses. In doing so, the Athletics finished with their first winning record since 1992. The campaign was also the first of eight consecutive winning seasons for the Athletics (the last of these coming in 2006).

2004 Chicago Cubs season

The 2004 Chicago Cubs season was the 133rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 129th in the National League and the 89th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 89-73, good for 3rd in the NL Central. Despite the strong record, the Cubs faltered down the stretch and missed the playoffs, and the season is largely viewed as a disappointment as a result.

2005 Chicago Cubs season

The 2005 Chicago Cubs season was the 134th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 130th in the National League and the 90th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 79–83, 4th place in the NL Central. This was the first season for the WGN-TV broadcast pairing of Bob Brenly and Len Kasper.

2010 Chicago Cubs season

The 2010 Chicago Cubs season was the 139th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 135th in the National League and the 95th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 75–87.

The Cubs played 10 extra inning games during the season, the fewest of any MLB team in 2010.

2011 Chicago Cubs season

The 2011 Chicago Cubs season was the 140th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 136th in the National League and the 96th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs, under new manager Mike Quade, finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 71–91. The Cubs displayed a patch on their uniforms to remember Cub broadcaster and player Ron Santo, who died in December 2010.

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Iván DeJesús

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Jim Essian

James Sarkis Essian, Jr. (born January 2, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and manager, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher and occasional infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Essian was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies at age 18 but only amassed 24 at-bats over three seasons. In 1975, he was traded to the Braves for Dick Allen and Johnny Oates, then in May was sent to the White Sox to complete a trade the Braves made for Allen. In 1978, he was traded to the Athletics, where his playing time diminished. After brief stints in Cleveland and Seattle, Essian retired in 1985 after being cut in spring training by the A's.

Essian later became a coach for the Chicago Cubs, and in 1991 he became manager for the Cubs after Don Zimmer was fired; he finished that year with a won-loss record of 59-63. Essian was the first ever manager in baseball of Armenian heritage.

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Lester Strode

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List of Chicago Cubs managers

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List of Harrisburg Senators seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League. This list documents the records and playoff results for all seasons the Senators have completed in the Eastern League since their first inception in 1924 through 1935, and their second inception since 1987.

Mike Quade (footballer)

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Prospect High School (Illinois)

Prospect High School, or Prospect, is a public four-year high school in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. It is part of Township High School District 214, which also includes Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Rolling Meadows High School, and Wheeling High School. It serves central Mount Prospect and a large portion of east Arlington Heights close to the Mt. Prospect village limits. Its feeder schools are Holmes Junior High School, Lincoln Middle School, South Middle School and Friendship Junior High School.

Rochester Red Wings

The Rochester Red Wings are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Rochester, New York. The team plays in the International League and is the top minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Red Wings play their home games at Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester. Founded in 1899, it is the oldest continuously operating sports franchise in North America below the major league level.

Since the widespread adoption of the minor league farm system in the 1920s, the Red Wings have been affiliated with only three Major League Baseball clubs, an unusually stable, 90-year history. They were a top farm team of the St. Louis Cardinals for 32 years (1929–1960), then spent 42 years (1961–2002) as the top affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. They then became the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins (2003–present).

The franchise played from 1929 through 1996 at Silver Stadium (called Red Wing Stadium from 1929–1968) and moved to Frontier Field in 1997.

The Red Wings, along with the Pawtucket Red Sox, hold the record for the longest professional baseball game, lasting a total of 33 innings and 8 hours, 25 minutes over the course of three different days. The game was held at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium, beginning on April 18, 1981. It was suspended just after 4 a.m. the next morning, and Rochester lost, 3–2, when the game resumed on June 23.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Moosic, Pennsylvania, in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. The team plays in Northern Division of the International League (IL) and is the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. The team plays at PNC Field (formerly Lackawanna County Stadium), their home since 1989.

The team was known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons from 1989 to 2006 and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from 2007 to 2012. They have won two Governors' Cup championships and one Triple-A National Championship.

Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

The Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in baseball for the Sun Belt Conference. The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. After Coastal Carolina University hosts the competition in Conway, South Carolina in 2019, the tournament will move to a neutral site, Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, AL, from 2020 to 2024.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marc Bombard
Harrisburg Senators manager
Succeeded by
Jim Tracy
Preceded by
Franchise established
Ottawa Lynx manager
Succeeded by
Jim Tracy
Preceded by
Lee Elia
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons

Succeeded by
Butch Hobson
Preceded by
Dick Scott
Huntsville Stars manager
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Leonard
Preceded by
Gary Jones
Edmonton Trappers manager
Succeeded by
Carney Lansford
Preceded by
Mitch Seoane
Vancouver Canadians manager
Succeeded by
Dave Joppie
Preceded by
Thad Bosley
Oakland Athletics first base coach
Succeeded by
Brad Fischer
Preceded by
Pat Listach
Iowa Cubs manager
Succeeded by
Buddy Bailey
Preceded by
Chris Speier
Chris Speier
Chicago Cubs third base coach
2006 (interim)
Succeeded by
Chris Speier
Iván DeJesús
Preceded by
Gene Glynn
Rochester Red Wings manager
Succeeded by
Joel Skinner
Iowa Oaks (1969–1981)
Iowa Cubs (1982–present)


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