Bob Melvin Speaker Profile
Manager of the Oakland Athletics
Bob Melvin Biography
As a player, Melvin played ten seasons, mostly as a backup, for the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. He finished his career with a batting average of .233 and 35 home runs. While a member of the Giants, he served as the backup for fellow catcher Bob Brenly, who also went on to serve as manager of the Diamondbacks.
During the 2003 and 2004 seasons he was the manager of the Seattle Mariners. His first year as a manager with the Mariners, the team won 93 games but failed to go to the playoffs. The Mariners decided not to extend his contract after the 2004 season when the team lost a total of 99 games. Melvin returned to the Diamondbacks, for whom he had previously been bench coach before being hired by the Mariners. Melvin was actually the second man hired for the job; originally, the Diamondbacks hired Wally Backman, who was fired without managing a single game due to revelations of past arrests and serious financial issues.
Melvin led Arizona to a National League West title in 2007, with a record of 90-72. The Diamondbacks entered the playoffs as the #1 seed in the National League. They swept the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS, but were then swept themselves in the NLCS against the Colorado Rockies. Melvin was named The Sporting News Manager of the Year and MLB Manager of the Year for the National League in 2007. His nickname given to him by Mark Grace is "The Mad Scientist", which was derived from his tendency to use various different line-ups to a high degree of success.
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Posted on 12 November 2013 | 1:21 am
Oakland Athletics manager and former MLB catcher Bob Melvin was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame on Friday, November 8. Melvin, who is a two-time MLB Manager of the Year, began his managerial experience in the Arizona Fall League with the Maryvale Saguaros in 1999. As a part of the ceremony his number 3 Saguaro uniform number was retired during a pre-game ceremony. "I'm...[Read More]
Posted on 14 November 2012 | 1:28 am
Despite the prediction at the start of the 2012 season that the Oakland Athletics would be at the bottom of the American League West division in October after trading a number of players including three All-Star pitchers in the offseason, manager Bob Melvin helped lead the team to a victory against the defending AL champion Texas Rangers on the season's final day to win the AL West...[Read More]
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