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Henry Gordon Mackenzie
(Gordy)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Gordy Mackenzie was signed as an amateur free agent in 1956 by the Kansas City Athletics. Mackenzie made his major league debut on August 13, 1961 against the Chicago White Sox. He made it into eleven games that year as a catcher and never returned to the major leagues as a player.

His minor league career ran from 1956 to 1966. During the winter of 1963, Mackenzie was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the minor league draft after having spent most of his minor career in the Kansas City organization.

Mackenzie began a career as a minor league manager in 1966. He won the Florida State League championship while managing the West Palm Beach Expos in 1974, and the Carolina League championship while managing the Kinston Indians in 1995. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was also a coach on the major league level with the Kansas City Royals (1980-1981), Chicago Cubs (1982), San Francisco Giants (1986-1988), and the Cleveland Indians (1991). He also served as the major league advanced scout for the Indians and currently served in that capacity for the Houston Astros. MacKenzie also served as an instructor for the GCL Astros in 2009-2013.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1966 Geneva Senators New York-Penn League 34-90 6th Washington Senators
1967 Geneva Senators New York-Penn League 37-42 5th Washington Senators none
1970 Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League 58-70 8th New York Mets
1971 Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League 70-69 6th (t) New York Mets
1972 Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League 73-59 3rd New York Mets Lost in 1st round
1973 Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League 61-80 9th New York Mets
1974 West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League 79-53 2nd Montreal Expos League Champs
1975 West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League 58-77 7th Montreal Expos
1976 West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League 63-79 7th Montreal Expos
1977 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 72-66 4th Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
1978 Jacksonville Suns Southern League 73-69 3rd Kansas City Royals
1979 Omaha Royals American Association 65-71 6th Kansas City Royals
1983 Evansville Triplets American Association 61-75 8th Detroit Tigers
1984 Evansville Triplets American Association 72-82 6th Detroit Tigers
1985 Birmingham Barons Southern League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Mark DeJohn on April 25
Nashville Sounds American Association 66-61 5th Detroit Tigers replaced Leon Roberts on April 26
1989 Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League 67-76 8th San Francisco Giants
1995 Kinston Indians Carolina League 81-56 2nd Cleveland Indians League Champs

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