Jerry Manuel Speaker Profile
Jerry Manuel Biography
Jerry Manuel was born December 23, 1953 in Hahira, Georgia and is the manager of the New York Mets in Major League Baseball. He has been manager since the middle of the 2008 season when he replaced Willie Randolph. He previously managed the Chicago White Sox from 1998 to 2003 and played in the majors for parts of five seasons in the 1970s and early 1980s.
On June 17, 2008, Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto were fired by the Mets. Manuel was announced as the interim manager while Ken Oberkfell, Dan Warthen, and Luis Aguayo were brought up from the New Orleans Zephyrs (the Mets' Triple-A affiliate) to fill the remaining coaching vacancies. After Randolph, Manuel is the second African-American manager in New York baseball history, the first being Randolph.
Under Manuel's leadership, the Mets rose to the top of the National League East Division standings and held a 3 game lead on the Philadelphia Phillies with 17 games to go in the season. As in 2007, however, the team was unable to hold the lead and the Phillies ultimately clinched the division on September 27. The Mets were then eliminated from the NL Wild Card berth the following day as the team lost to the Florida Marlins 42 in the final game at Shea Stadium while the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 31 at Miller Park to advance to the playoffs.
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.
On May 8, 2009 Manuel was ejected and suspended 1 game for arguing on an obstruction call and bumping into the official. On May 9, 2009 Sandy Alomar Sr. took over as manager for 1 game and beat the Pirates 10-1.
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