Saturday, October 12, 2013

2011 Phillies Team Issue 2 #22 Pete Mackanin CO

This past week, Pete Mackanin and Larry Bowa joined an exclusive club that already counted Tony Taylor, Greg Gross and Dave Bristol as its members.  Each of those five men spent time as Phillies coaches, were relieved of their coaching duties, and came back for a second stint as a Phillies coach.

Taylor served as an infield coach after his playing days were over in 1977 and 1978.  He returned as the team's first base coach in 1988 and 1989.  Gross was Bowa's first bench coach in 2001 and then took over as his hitting coach from 2002 to 2004.  He returned to that post in 2011 when Milt Thompson was fired.  And Bristol served as a third base coach from 1982 to 1985, left for two years, and came back for the first part of the 1988 season.

Mackanin's situation is unique in that he was the team's bench coach for four seasons under Charlie Manuel from 2009 to 2012.  When he returns to the Phillies coaching staff in 2014, he'll be over at third base instead of in the dugout.

There's been quite a lot of turnover at the hot corner's coaching box over the last 40+ seasons:

George Myatt 1964-1972
Billy DeMars 1972-1979
Lee Elia 1980-1981
Dave Bristol 1982-1985; 1988
Jim Davenport 1986-1987
Larry Bowa 1988-1996
John Vukovich 1997-2004
Bill Dancy 2005-2006
Steve Smith 2007-2008
Sam Perlozzo 2009-2010
Juan Samuel 2011-2012; 2013
Ryne Sandberg 2013
Pete Mackanin 2014

Phillies Coaches 1970-2014
Bench Coach
Bullpen Coach
Pitching Coach

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Also, Al Widmar was the pitching coach before and after 1967. He was pushed down to the minors for the 1967 season to make room for Larry Shepard in the Philly dugout.