Thursday, June 8, 2023

2023 Chachi #27 Rob Thomson MG

Robert Lewis Thomson

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'0"  Weight:  200
Opening Day Age:  59
Born:  August 16, 1963, Sarnia, Canada
Contract Status:  Signed through 2024
Major League Teams (as manager):  Philadelphia Phillies 2022-2023
Major League Teams (as coach):  New York Yankees 2008-2017; Philadelphia Phillies 2018-2023
World Series Appearances:  New York Yankees 2009; Philadelphia Phillies 2022

The man they call Topper joined Gabe Kapler's coaching staff prior to the 2018 season, and he stuck around following Kapler's firing and the hiring of Joe Girardi.  As the team's bench coach between 2018 and early 2022, Thomson was also in charge of coordinating spring training activities.  He was named the club's interim manager on June 3, 2022, following the dismissal of Girardi, and Thomson guided the Phillies to a 65-46 record and its first postseason appearance since 2011.

The Phillies stunned the Cardinals, Braves and Padres to advance to the World Series, losing to the Astros in six games.  Thomson joins Pat Moran, Eddie Sawyer, Dallas Green, Paul Owens, Jim Fregosi and Charlie Manuel as Phillies managers to reach the World Series with the club.

2018 Chachi #27
2019 Chachi Photo Night #10
2021 Chachi #28
2022 Chachi #41

Other Notable Baseball Cards

First Mainstream Card:  2009 Topps Heritage #465
Topps Flagship Set Appearances (0):  N/A
Newest Card Added to My Phillies Collection:  2023 Philadelphia Phillies Photo Cards #59
Total Cards in My Phillies Collection:  6 as of 6/7/23.

2022 Chachi #88 - World Series Game 6
2023 Chachi #27

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