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|Born: August 25, 1960 |
Los Angeles, California
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|June 30, 1983 for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 10, 1988 for the New York Yankees|
|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.
 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.
 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
 See also
 External links
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
|New York Yankees Third Base Coach|