To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jerry Manuel
Manuel as Mets coach in 2007
Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1953-12-23) December 23, 1953 (age 70)
Hahira, Georgia, U.S.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1975, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1982, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.150
Home runs3
Runs batted in13
Managerial record704–684
Winning %.507
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Jerry Lorenzo Manuel Sr. (born December 23, 1953), nicknamed "the Sage", is an American former professional baseball second baseman and manager.[1] He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, and San Diego Padres, managed for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets, and coached for the Expos, Florida Marlins, and Mets. He currently works as an analyst for MLB Network. He is the father of fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, founder of the streetwear label Fear of God.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    4 000
    1 034
    2 799
  • Jerry Manuel Ejections
  • Marquis Grissom and Jerry Manuel Talk Next Generation of Players
  • Jerry Manuel discusses impact of The DREAM Series!
  • Jerry Manuel and his family connect with kids at Dream Series
  • Jerry Manuel on Dream Series


Playing career

Manuel played sparingly in the major leagues from 1975 to 1982, mostly as a second baseman. He accumulated only 127 at bats and a .150 batting average with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 96 games. Although his major league playing career was brief, Manuel was the starting second baseman for the Montreal Expos in their only postseason series victory in 1981. He was 1-for-14 (.071) in the series and was replaced by Rodney Scott in the NLCS.

Other than Montreal, Manuel played for the Detroit Tigers and the San Diego Padres and ultimately retired in 1984.[2]

In 1972, Manuel and Mike Ondina became the first pair of high school teammates to be drafted in the first round of a Major League draft. Both attended Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, California. Manuel played just under 100 games.[3][4]

Coaching and managerial career

Manuel held a variety of coaching positions over the next six years. He was originally hired by the Chicago White Sox in 1985 to scout Northern California.[2] He left the White Sox the following year to join the Montréal Expos organization, a team with which he would remain associated for the next 11 years. In 1986, Manuel joined the Expos' Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association, as a player/coach.[5][6] Manuel spent the next three years as the Expos' roving infield instructor (1987) and their minor league field coordinator (1988–89). In 1990, Manuel became a manager for the first time as he was named the manager of the Southern League's Jacksonville Expos,[5] the Expos' Double-A affiliate. He led the team to an 84–60 record[7] and was named the league's manager of the year.[2]


Following a successful season at Double-A, Manuel was elevated to Triple-A to manage the Indianapolis Indians for the 1991 season.[8] Midway through the campaign, he was brought up to Montreal to serve as the third base coach for the Expos,[5] ending a minor league managing career in which Manuel compiled a 112–82 record.[2] He remained the Expos' third base coach through the 1996 season. In 1997, he moved on to the Florida Marlins, where he became a bench coach under Jim Leyland. The team went on to win the 1997 World Series.[9] Days after the World Series victory, Manuel's father, Lorenzo Manuel, died.[10] Over one month later, in December, Manuel signed a multi-year deal to manage the Chicago White Sox.[2] Over the next six seasons, he amassed 500 wins and led the Sox to 95 in 2000 alone. In that season, Manuel guided the White Sox to a first-place finish in the American League's Central Division and was named the American League's Manager of the Year.[9] They had the best record in all of the American League but lost in the ALDS. Following the 2003 season, Manuel was replaced as White Sox manager by Ozzie Guillén.

His 2003 Topps baseball card reads:

"Jerry has a philosophical air about him that makes him a sage influence and respected leader on his teams. After six seasons directing the White Sox fortunes, he's risen to fourth on the franchise's managerial wins list. Formerly, he was a pro player for 15 years and 12-year coach/Minor League manager. Manuel and Ken Williams form the first African-American GM/manager tandem in MLB history."

New York Mets (2005–2010)


Manuel with Dewayne Staats on June 19, 2009.

After departing the White Sox, Manuel joined the New York Mets organization in 2005 as the first base and outfield coach under new manager Willie Randolph. Manuel became Randolph's bench coach in 2006, a position he remained in until 2008.[9]

Ever since he was fired by the White Sox, Manuel wanted to manage again. In February 2007, he announced a contingency plan as he was introduced as the man who would lead the formation of a baseball program at William Jessup University, an NAIA school in Rocklin, California. He said he would manage the team when it started in 2009 if he did not get another managing job.


On June 17, 2008, Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto were fired by the Mets. Omar Minaya announced Manuel as the interim manager, while Ken Oberkfell, Dan Warthen, and Luis Aguayo were brought up from the New Orleans Zephyrs (the then-Mets' Triple-A affiliate) to fill the remaining coaching vacancies.[9]

In 2008, the Mets were unable to hold a division lead, and ultimately the Philadelphia Phillies clinched the division on September 27. The Mets were then eliminated from the National League Wild Card berth the following day when the team lost to the Florida Marlins 4–2 in the final game at Shea Stadium.

On October 3, 2008, Manuel agreed to a two-year deal to remain the Mets manager. The deal included a club option for a third year.[11]

On October 4, 2010, the Mets announced that both Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya would not return for the 2011 season.[12]

Managerial record

As of October 12, 2021
Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CWS 1998 162 80 82 .494 2nd in AL Central
CWS 1999 161 75 86 .466 2nd in AL Central
CWS 2000 162 95 67 .586 1st in AL Central 0 3 .000 Lost ALDS (SEA)
CWS 2001 162 83 79 .512 3rd in AL Central
CWS 2002 162 81 81 .500 2nd in AL Central
CWS 2003 162 86 76 .531 2nd in AL Central
CWS total 971 500 471 .515 0 3 .000
NYM 2008 93 55 38 .591 2nd in NL East
NYM 2009 162 70 92 .432 4th in NL East
NYM 2010 162 79 83 .488 4th in NL East
NYM total 417 204 213 .489 0 0
Total 1388 704 684 .507 0 3 .000

Post-MLB career

After leaving Major League Baseball, Manuel went back to his home in the Sacramento area and started the Jerry Manuel Foundation to "Educate African American young men with charter school standards and train them in the fundamentals of baseball."[13]

On January 16, 2014, it was announced that Manuel would be brought on as the Director of Baseball Operations at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California.[14]

Manuel served as a bench coach for Team USA during the 2023 World Baseball Classic.[15]


  1. ^ "Jerry Manuel Managerial Record |". Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Rogers, Phil (December 5, 1997). "A look back: Sox hire Manuel". Chicago Tribune. The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
  3. ^ Davidson, Joe. "Major League Baseball draft takes big leap from '72 to '16". The Sacramento Bee.
  4. ^ "City News | City of Rancho Cordova". Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  5. ^ a b c "Jerry Manuel Statistics at The Baseball Cube". Archived from the original on January 18, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "1986 Indianapolis Indians Statistics at The Baseball Cube". Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2008.
  7. ^ "1990 Jacksonville Expos Statistics at The Baseball Cube". Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2008.
  8. ^ "1991 Indianapolis Indians Statistics at The Baseball Cube". Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2008.
  9. ^ a b c d "Jerry Manuel named interim manager". New York Mets. June 17, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
  10. ^ "Jerry Manuel: A Baseball Lifer – 162 Games". Archived from the original on March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Shpigel, Ben (October 3, 2008). "Mets and Manuel Agree to Two-Year Contract". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  12. ^ Omar Minaya not remaining with Mets ESPN
  13. ^ Jerry Manuel Foundation-Our Mission Archived January 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Former MLB Manager Jerry Manuel Helping William Jessup University Start Baseball ProgramCBS
  15. ^ "USA Baseball Announces 2023 World Baseball Classic Roster". USA Baseball. Retrieved March 19, 2023.

Further reading

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by Jacksonville Expos Manager
Succeeded by
last manager
Preceded by Indianapolis Indians Manager
Succeeded by
Preceded by Montreal Expos Third Base Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Florida Marlins Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by New York Mets First Base Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by New York Mets Bench Coach
Succeeded by
This page was last edited on 25 May 2024, at 21:50
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.