Bob Melvin Speaker Profile
Bob Melvin Biography
Bob Melvin was born October 28, 1961 in Palo Alto, California and is a former Major League Baseball catcher and the current manager of the Oakland Athletics.
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 9072. 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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