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Robert Paul Melvin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 205 lb.
- School University of California, Cañada College
- High School Menlo-Atherton High School
- Debut May 25, 1985
- Final Game August 6, 1994
- Born October 28, 1961 in Palo Alto, CA USA
 Biographical Information
After his playing career ended, Melvin spent some time as a scout and worked in the Milwaukee Brewers front office before moving to the dugout. He was a Brewers coach in 1999, and then followed skipper Phil Garner to the Detroit Tigers in 2000. He was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff the next two seasons before taking over as Seattle Mariners manager after the 2002 season.
After two years at the helm of the Mariners, Melvin joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as their skipper for the 2005 season. He was taking over a team that had lost 108 games as the veterans who had contributed to Arizona's World Series title in 2001 had retired or left, with the team's farm sytem too barren to replace them adequately. Melvin set out to rebuild the team and in 2007, he led a young Diamondbacks team to a NL West Division title as well as the best record in the National League, a remarkable feat considering that his team allowed more runs than it scored over the season. However, success was short-lived. After a red hot start, the D-Backs faded badly down the stretch in 2008 and finished barely above .500. Then in 2009, the team started slowly and was already 8½ games out of first when Melvin was fired on May 7. One of the main criticisms against him was that Arizona's many young players had failed to develop under his leadership and he was replaced by A.J. Hinch, who lacked coaching or managerial experience but had been Vice-President in charge of player development.
Melvin was re-hired by the Diamondbacks in May of 2011 for a third stint with the organization, this time as a special assistant to team President Derrick Hall. He did not stay long in the job, as just a month later, on June 9, 2011, he was hired as skipper of the Oakland Athletics, replacing the fired Bob Geren.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time Manager of the Year Award (2007/NL and 2012/AL)
- Division Titles: 3 (2007, 2012 & 2013)
|Seattle Mariners Manager
|Arizona Diamondbacks Manager
|Oakland Athletics Manager
 Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2003||Seattle Mariners||American League||87-75||2nd||Seattle Mariners|
|2004||Seattle Mariners||American League||63-99||4th||Seattle Mariners|
|2005||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||77-85||2nd||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2006||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||76-86||4th||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2007||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||90-72||1st||Arizona Diamondbacks||Lost NLCS|
|2008||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||82-80||2nd||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2009||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||12-17||--||Arizona Diamondbacks||replaced by A.J. Hinch on May 7|
|2011||Oakland Athletics||American League||47-52||3rd||Oakland Athletics||replaced Bob Geren (27-36) on June 9|
|2012||Oakland Athletics||American League||94-68||1st||Oakland Athletics||Lost ALDS|
|2013||Oakland Athletics||American League||96-66||1st||Oakland Athletics||Lost ALDS|