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Mike Aldrete

Mike Aldrete
Oakland Athletics
Outfielder, Coach
Born: (1961-01-29) January 29, 1961
Carmel, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 29, 1986 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .263
Home runs 41
Runs batted in 271
Teams

Michael Peter Aldrete (born January 29, 1961 in Carmel, California) is a former first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball and is currently the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics .

Aldrete was a four-year letterman at Stanford University, where he received a Bachlor of Arts Degree in Communication . He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. From 1986 through 1996, Aldrete played for the San Francisco Giants (1986–88), Montreal Expos (1989–90), San Diego Padres (1991), Cleveland Indians (1991), Oakland Athletics (1993–95), California Angels (1995–96) and New York Yankees (1996). He batted and threw left-handed. Chris Berman of ESPN referred to him as Mike "Enough" Aldrete.

Aldrete's best season was 1987 when he hit .325 with 51 runs batted in (RBI), 50 runs, 116 hits and 18 doubles, all career-highs.

Aldrete's teams made the playoffs twice. The Giants reached the 1987 National League Championship Series and he was a member of the 1996 World Series champion Yankees.

Since 2001, Aldrete has maintained a role in professional baseball as a coach. After three years in the minors in the Arizona Diamondbacks chain, he has been a first base coach for the Seattle Mariners (2004) and served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks (2005–06). Aldrete served as assistant hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2008[1] and was the bench coach for the Cardinals.[2] until leaving for the Oakland Athletics on October 27, 2014.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Leach, Matthew (January 21, 2008). "Mulder's outlook optimistic". stlouis.cardinals. 
  2. ^ Strauss, Joe (November 17, 2011). "Cards set coaching staff".  
  3. ^ "Aldrete rejoins Melvin to be A's bench coach". MLB.com. October 27, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • Baseball Library
  • The Baseball Page
  • BR Bullpen
  • The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia – Gary Gillette, Peter Gammons, Pete Palmer. Publisher: Sterling Publishing, 2005. Format: Paperback, 1824pp. Language: English. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3
Preceded by
Position created
St. Louis Cardinals assistant hitting coach
20082011
Succeeded by
John Mabry
Preceded by
Joe Pettini
St. Louis Cardinals bench coach
20122014
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
Chip Hale
Oakland Athletics bench coach
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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