Pat Corrales

Patrick Corrales (born March 20, 1941) is an American former professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1964 to 1973, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds as well as the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Diego Padres.

Pat Corrales
Pat Corrales
Corrales with the Nationals in 2008
Catcher, Manager
Born: March 20, 1941 (age 78)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 1964, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1973, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.216
Home runs4
Runs batted in54
As player
As manager
As coach

Early life and playing career

Corrales was a baseball and football star at Fresno High School in Fresno, California and a teammate of future major-league pitchers Jim Maloney and Dick Ellsworth. An offensive guard and linebacker, he was named lineman of the year by the Fresno Bee. After high school, he signed as an amateur free agent with the Phillies in 1959.[1]

He made his major league playing debut at age 23 on August 2, 1964 with the Phillies. He pinch-hit for pitcher John Boozer in the fifth inning, grounding out against the Los Angeles Dodgers' Larry Miller in a 6-1 Phillies loss at Connie Mack Stadium.[2] His first career hit came the next year on June 15, 1965 in a 12-7 Phillies loss to the Milwaukee Braves at County Stadium when he singled in the eighth inning off Tony Cloninger and later scored.[3] He had one of his best career games the next day when, in a 6-2 Phillies win over the Braves, he started at catcher and went 3-4 with his first major league home run (a two-run shot in the third inning against Denny Lemaster).[4]

In a nine-year playing career as a backup catcher (including to Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench), Corrales played in 300 games with 166 hits, four home runs, 54 runs batted in and a .216 batting average. He appeared in one game of the 1970 World Series for the Reds and batted once, grounding out for the final out of the series as the Reds fell in five games to the Baltimore Orioles.[1]

Manager and coach

Managerial and coaching career

Corrales spent nine years as a major league manager and finished with an overall record of 572–634[5] with the Texas Rangers, Phillies and Cleveland Indians. Corrales managed in both the National League and American League, and became only the fourth manager to manage in both leagues in the same season.

He is the only manager ever to be fired while in first place—the Phillies fired him in 1983 when the team had a record of 43–42[6]), and he was replaced by Paul Owens. Corrales is also the first major league manager of Mexican American descent.[7]

After being fired in 1987 as manager of the Indians[8] he has had a long career as a bench coach. He was in that role for nine years with the Atlanta Braves, and was with Washington Nationals for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before being fired at the end of 2008 along with the majority of the Nationals' coaching staff. Shortly after being fired, he accepted a job as a special consultant to the Nationals. He resumed as bench coach in July 2009 after Jim Riggleman was appointed acting manager after Manny Acta was fired. Corrales was once again appointed Nats bench coach in June, 2011 by new manager Davey Johnson. Corrales replaced John McLaren, who had been reassigned to scouting duty.[9]

On November 5, 2012, Corrales was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special assistant to the General Manager.

Managerial record

Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
Texas Rangers 1978 1980 160 164 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 1982 1983 132 115 .534
Cleveland Indians 1983 1987 280 355 .441
Total 572 634 .474

Personal life

Pat Corrales married Sharon Ann Grimes on September 24, 1960. and had four children. Sharon died from a blood clot soon after giving birth to the couple's fourth child in July 1969.[10]

Corrales married Donna Ardene Myers in 1980. They had one son, who has predeceased them. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was inducted as a member of the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980.[11][12]


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  5. ^ a b "Pat Corrales". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
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  8. ^ Indians fire Manager Corrales and promote Edwards
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  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-08-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.

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Preceded by
Eddie Rodríguez
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Jim Riggleman
Preceded by
Jim Riggleman
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
Succeeded by
John McLaren
1966 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1966 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 85th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 75th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 83–79 during the season and finished sixth in the National League, 12 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1968 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1968 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds finishing in fourth in the National League, with a record of 83–79, 14 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds were managed by Dave Bristol and played their home games at Crosley Field. The team had 5,767 at bats, a single season National League record.

1970 Caribbean Series

After nine years of absence, the thirteenth edition of the Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) was revived in 1970 without the representing baseball clubs of Cuba and Panama. It was held in Caracas, Venezuela from February 5 to February 10 at Estadio Universitario, featuring the original members of the first stage. Puerto Rico was represented by the Leones de Ponce, while the host Navegantes del Magallanes represented Venezuela. The Dominican Republic debuted in the Series and was represented by the Tigres del Licey to complete a three-team tournament. The format consisted of 12 games, with each team facing the other competitors three times. Because the series was so small, each team had to face each other in one night.

1978 Texas Rangers season

The 1978 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

1979 Texas Rangers season

The 1979 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses.

1980 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1980 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses.

1983 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1983 Philadelphia Phillies season included the Phillies winning the National League East Division title with a record of 90–72, by a margin of six games over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, three games to one in the National League Championship Series, before losing the World Series to the Baltimore Orioles, four games to one. The Phillies celebrated their centennial in 1983, were managed by Pat Corrales (43–42) and Paul Owens (47–30), and played their home games at Veterans Stadium.

Art Mahaffey

Arthur Mahaffey Jr. (born June 4, 1938), is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1960–1965) and St. Louis Cardinals (1966). He batted and threw right-handed. In a seven-season MLB career, Mahaffey posted a 59–64 record, with 639 strikeouts, and a 4.17 earned run average (ERA), in 999.0 innings pitched.Mahaffey was signed as an amateur free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 29, 1956; he began his Minor League Baseball (MiLB) career, that Summer. After 4​1⁄2 seasons playing in the Phillies' farm system, he received his MLB call-up, playing in his first Phillies game on July 30, 1960; Mahaffey pitched the final two innings of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He retired the three batters he faced in the eighth inning. In the ninth, Bill White led off with a single to right field and then was picked off by Mahaffey at first base. The next batter, Curt Flood, singled to center field, and he, too, was picked off by Mahaffey, who threw to first with Flood tagged out on a throw from first to second. He finished the 1960 season with a 7–3 record, an ERA of 2.31, 14 games played, while finishing third in the 1960 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year balloting (which was won by Frank Howard of the Los Angeles Dodgers).Mahaffey set a club record with 17 strikeouts in a game against the Chicago Cubs on April 23, 1961. Though he ended the 1961 season with an ERA of 4.10, and a record of 11–19 (leading the NL in losses), in 36 games, he was selected to represent the Phillies on the NL All-Star team. Mahaffey ended the 1962 season with a record of 19–14, and a 3.94 ERA, with a career high 177 strikeouts, in 41 games. He was selected again in 1962 for the NL All-Star team, finishing 26th in balloting for NL Most Valuable Player (MVP), despite leading the league in home runs allowed with 36, and earned runs allowed with 120. Mahaffey had a 7–10 record in 26 games with the 1963 Phillies, to go along with a 3.99 ERA. In 1964, he finished the season with a record of 12–9, with an ERA of 4.52, in 34 games. The ill-fated 1964 team was in first place in the NL, with a 6​1⁄2-game lead, with just 12 games remaining in the season, before starting a 10-game losing streak that cost the team the pennant. Mahaffey pitched in two of the games in that infamous skid, losing a 1–0 game (the first of that losing streak) on a steal of home by Chico Ruiz of the Cincinnati Reds, and was taken out while winning 4-3 in a game against the Milwaukee Braves, in which Rico Carty hit a ninth-inning bases-loaded triple, plating all 3 runners, off of reliever Bobby Shantz, to win the game for the Braves, 6-4. 1965 was his last season in Philadelphia, which saw him finish with a 2–5 record, and an ERA of 6.21, in 22 games, mostly in relief.Mahaffey was traded by the Phillies on October 27, 1965, along with catcher Pat Corrales, and outfielder Alex Johnson, to the Cardinals, in exchange for shortstop Dick Groat, catcher Bob Uecker, and first baseman Bill White. In his only season with the Cards, he had a 1–4 record, in 12 games, with an ERA of 6.43. Mahaffey was the starting pitcher in his final big league game, on July 17, 1966, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs; that day, he gave up three hits, and three runs, in ​1⁄3 of an inning, in a game the Cubs won by a score of 7–2.The Cardinals traded Mahaffey on April 1, 1967, along with infielder Jerry Buchek, and shortstop Tony Martínez, to the New York Mets, in exchange for shortstop Eddie Bressoud, outfielder Danny Napoleon, and cash (though Mahaffey would never play for the Mets).Mahaffey now resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Doc Edwards

Howard Rodney "Doc" Edwards (December 10, 1936 – August 20, 2018), was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies, over parts of five seasons, spanning nine years. Edwards also managed the Indians, for parts of three seasons.

Frank Lucchesi

Frank Joseph Lucchesi (April 24, 1927 – June 8, 2019) was an American professional baseball player, manager, and coach. He was the manager of three Major League Baseball (MLB) teams: the Philadelphia Phillies (1970–1972), Texas Rangers (1975–1977), and Chicago Cubs (1987, on an interim basis). Overall, Lucchesi posted a career win–loss record of 316–399 (.442).

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List of Philadelphia Phillies managers

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Mike Ferraro

Michael Dennis Ferraro (born August 18, 1944 in Kingston, New York) is an American former Major League Baseball third baseman. He played for the New York Yankees (1966; 1968), Seattle Pilots (1969), and the Milwaukee Brewers (1972). Ferraro threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg).

Tom Waddell (baseball)

Thomas David Waddell (born September 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. One of only eight Scotland natives to ever be a major league ballplayer, he pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1984 to 1985, and again in 1987.

Waddell grew up in Closter, New Jersey.The right-hander was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent out of Manhattan College in 1981. After three seasons in their farm system, he was drafted by the Indians in the 1983 rule 5 draft. He made his major league debut on April 15, 1984 against the Baltimore Orioles, facing only two batters and giving up a game tying sacrifice fly and a single. For the season, Waddell went 7–4 with a 3.06 earned run average, 59 strikeouts and six saves in 58 appearances for the Indians, setting a club record for relief appearances by a rookie.

In 1985, Waddell was 4–5 with a 3.88 ERA and nine saves out of the tribe's bullpen when Cleveland manager Pat Corrales converted him into a starter. In his first major league start, Waddell pitched six plus innings to earn the win over Ron Guidry and the New York Yankees. For the season, he made nine starts, including a 7-hit complete game win over Dave Stieb and the Toronto Blue Jays on August 19.Waddell had shoulder surgery in September 1985 and made only three rehab appearances for Cleveland's triple A affiliate in 1986. He was unsuccessful in a brief 1987 comeback bid, going 0–1 with a 14.29 ERA in six games with the Indians. He signed a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos in 1988, and went 3–2 with a 2.95 ERA splitting the season between their double and triple A affiliates. He split the 1989 season between the Expos' and Milwaukee Brewers' farm system before retiring.

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