Pete Mackanin

Pete Mackanin

Mackanin with the Phillies in 2016
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Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1951-08-01) August 1, 1951
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 1973, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1981, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 30
Runs batted in 141
Managerial record 155-185
Winning % .456

As player

As manager

As coach

Peter Mackanin, Jr. (pronounced /ˈmɑːkænɪn/) (born August 1, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, scout and current team manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman from 1973 to 1981 and, served as the acting manager of the Cincinnati Reds, having replaced Jerry Narron in 2007 before being replaced at season's end by Dusty Baker.

Mackanin spent 2013 as a scout for the New York Yankees, and was the Philadelphia Phillies' bench coach from 2009 to 2012. Following a year off from coaching, he served as Phillies third base coach in 2014 and became interim manager in 2015 after the resignation of Ryne Sandberg. The Phillies later announced they were removing the interim label and Mackanin would serve as the team's manager in 2016.

Major league career

Mackanin was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft and made his debut with them in 1973, after they moved and became the Texas Rangers. In a nine-year major league career, he also played for the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins. Mackanin's best season offensively was in 1975 when he posted a .225 batting average along with 12 home runs and 44 runs batted in.

Career statistics

In a nine-year major league career, Mackanin played in 548 games, accumulating 355 hits in 1,570 at bats for a .226 career batting average along with 30 home runs, 141 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .263. He ended his career with a .968 fielding percentage.

Managerial career

Early career

After retiring as a player, Mackanin spent many years managing and coaching in the minor leagues. He became the Expos' third base coach in 1997 and spent four years in that position. After managing the minor league Hickory Crawdads and Lynchburg Hillcats in 2001 and 2002, he became the bench coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2003 season. After Lloyd McClendon was fired, Mackanin served as the Pirates' interim manager for the last month of 2005, leading the team to a 12–14 record.[1] He spent the next season managing in the Pirates' minor league system at Bradenton.

Mackanin was hired by the Cincinnati Reds as a scout for the 2007 season, but when the team fired manager Jerry Narron on July 1 of that year, he was named the club's interim manager. Narron had led the Reds in the first half of the 2007 season to a league-worst 51 losses, but during Mackanin's tenure, the team had a winning percentage above .500.[1] The Reds decided not to hire Mackanin on permanently for the 2008 campaign, instead deciding on veteran experience with Dusty Baker.[2]

Mackanin was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009 as the bench coach. On October 3, 2012, the Phillies fired him by deciding not to renew his contract for the 2013 season. He was rehired by the Phillies for the 2014 to be the 3rd base coach for Ryne Sandberg.

On June 26, 2015, Pete Mackanin was appointed Phillies manager after Ryne Sandberg suddenly stepped down.

Managerial record

As of September 14, 2016
Team From To Regular season record[1] Post–season record[1]
W L Win % W L Win %
Pittsburgh Pirates 2005 2005 12 14 .462 0 0
Cincinnati Reds 2007 2007 41 39 .513 0 0
Philadelphia Phillies 2015 Present 108 142 .432 0 0
Total 161 195 .452 0 0

Venezuelan League

In between, Mackanin played for the Leones del Caracas, Cardenales de Lara, and Águilas del Zulia clubs of the Venezuelan Winter League during five seasons spanning 1973–80. He later managed the Águilas in two seasons, guiding the team to the 1989 Caribbean Series title.[3]

Personal life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago.

Mackanin is married to Nancy and they have one son, Shane.


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Pete Mackanin". baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  2. Reds replace Narron with Mackanin, Mark Sheldon,
  3. Gutiérrez, Daniel; Alvarez, Efraim; Gutiérrez (h), Daniel (2006). La Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela. LVBP, Caracas. ISBN 980-6996-02-X
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