Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bobby Meacham

Bobby Meacham
Born: August 25, 1960 (1960-08-25) (age 48)

Los Angeles, California
Batted: SwitchThrew: Right 
MLB debut
June 301983 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
July 101988 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average    .236
Hits    324
Runs    202

Career highlights and awards

Robert "Bobby" Meacham (born August 25, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. Most recently, he served as the Third Base Coach for the New York Yankees during the 2008 season.

Meacham was a highly regarded switch-hitter in the Yankees organization prior to his initial call up in 1983. He played collegiate baseball for San Diego State University (SDSU).


[edit] Playing career

Meacham was the Yankees regular shortstop in 1985, playing in 156 out of 162 games. However, injuries and generally inconsistent play relegated him to a utility role and time in the minors. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was particularly frustrated with Meacham's lackluster play and often lambasted him in the New York press.

Meacham hit just .218 in 1985 but led the major leagues with 23 sacrifice hits. He also lead the AL with sacrifice hits in 1984 with 14. Following the 1988 season, Meacham was traded to the Rangers for Bob Brower, however, he was cut and did not make the club. Later in 1989 he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates AAA affiliate in Buffalo, however he did not make the major league level team and ultimately decided to retire.

[edit] Coaching career

After serving as the Florida Marlins third base coach in 2006, Meacham was the San Diego Padres first base coach for the 2007 season. On November 20, 2007 it was announced that has been hired as the third base coach for the New York Yankees for the 2008 season, reuniting with manager Joe Girardi. On October 14, 2008, it was announced that Meacham's contract would not be renewed for next year. As of 2009, Meacham has joined the Philidelphia Phillies organization.

  • Named Padres First-Base Coach Replacing Ty Waller For The 07 Season

  • Named Yankees Third-Base Coach Replacing Larry Bowa

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Preceded by

Larry Bowa
New York Yankees Third Base Coach

Succeeded by

Rob Thomson

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