Managerial and Coaching Career
2020 marks 31st season with the Angels and first since 2005...Named the 18th manager in franchise history Oct. 16, 2019, replacing Brad Ausmus...Owns a 1,252-1,068 (.540) managerial record with eight postseason berths, two pennants (2008 and 2016) and one World Series title (2016)...1,252 wins rank second by active managers trailing only Terry Francona (1,667)...Named Manager of the Year on three different occasions, earning the honors with Tampa Bay in 2008 and 2011 and in 2015 with the Cubs...Is one of only three managers in major league history to go to the postseason at least eight times and not play in the Majors: Joe McCarthy (nine times) and Jim Leyland (eight times)...Joins the Angels after compiling a 471-339 (.581) record with four postseason appearances (2015-18) with the Cubs, culminating in a World Series championship in 2016, the franchise's first title in 108 years...471 wins rank fifth all-time in Cubs franchise history...Became the first Cubs manager to lead the Club to four straight postseason appearances...Tabbed as the fourth manager in Tampa Bay Rays history after taking over for Lou Piniella prior to the 2006 season...During nine-year tutelage, the Rays (2006-14) went 754-705 (.517) and made four trips to the playoffs (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)...His 754 wins are most in Rays history...Led the franchise to their first-ever postseason appearance in 2008 and guided the Rays to a World Series appearance against the Philadelphia Phillies...Following the season, would receive the first of three Manager of the Year honors...Spent the first 30 years of his professional baseball career playing and working in various capacities of the Angels organization...After playing four minor league seasons (1976-79) for the Halos organization, would move into a scouting and coaching role for the Halos...From 1981-86, managed at three different levels of the Club's farm system and then transitioned to be the franchise's roving hitting instructor from 1987-93...In 1994, after starting the year as the Club's player development manager, was named the Angels' bullpen coach in May...Elevated to first base coach on manager Marcel Lachemann's staff in 1995...Served as bench coach for most of the final 10 years (1996-2005) of his Angels career, including six seasons (2000-05) under Mike Scioscia...Additionally, made two stints as interim manager for the Halos in 1996 and 1999, posting a 27-24 record (.529)
Signed with the Angels as a minor league free agent catcher in 1975...Hit .267 (137/514) with 27 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 69 RBI across four minor league seasons...Played the 1976 season with Single-A Quad Cities, 1977 and 1978 in Single-A Salinas and the 1979 season with Single-A Santa Clara before shifting to a coaching role.
Joseph John Maddon...On Twitter: @MaddHalos...Is an avid cyclist...Bikes anywhere from 60 to 100 miles per week...Favorite sports team is the Arizona Cardinals...Created Thanksmas in 2006...The annual program has turned into a week-long event in which he and numerous volunteers serve meals and provide gifts to needy citizens throughout the Orange County and Tampa Bay areas...On May 12, 2009 was honored at the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives after they unanimously voted in favor of H.R. 303 highlighting Maddon's accomplishments on the baseball diamond and his continued ties to his hometown of Hazleton, Pa…Hazleton (population: 25,000) is located approximately 80 miles north of Philadelphia...In December 2011, introduced his Hazleton Integration Project (HIP), created to help develop and maintain an atmosphere that will serve to unify the varied cultures of his Hazleton, PA hometown...In November 2012, received the Ted Williams Award from the Pediatric Cancer Foundation for making a difference in the community...The Tampa Bay Sports Commission in June of 2012 named him the Tampa Bay Area Philanthropic Player/Coach of the Year...In June 2013, HIP opened its Hazleton Community One Center…since then, more than 1,000 people (mostly children) from the Hazleton area signed up for a variety of classes and activities…The center features over 30 programs as diverse as basketball camps, archery lessons, arts and crafts, guitar instruction and family yoga …Has worked closely with the Board of Directors of HIP to ensure the Center will be able to serve the needs of the economically disadvantaged...Received his honorary degree from Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.), September 2, 2010…Inducted into Lafayette's Hall of Fame in 2009...Played three years of varsity baseball and one season of freshman football…Initially recruited by Lafayette as a shortstop and pitcher but switched to catcher midway through his freshman season when he volunteered despite having never caught before...Family home growing up was above his father, Joe Sr.'s plumbing shop...Joe Sr. passed away in 2002, six months before the Angels won the World Series...Mother, Beanie, was a long-time waitress as the Third Base Dugout restaurant in Hazleton, PA.