Joseph Thomas Breeden
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.
Joe Breeden signed with the Montréal Expos as an undrafted free agent and played for their system in 1979 and 1980. He hit .255/~.322/.360 with the 1979 Calgary Expos and .191/~.260/.211 for the 1980 Rocky Mount Pines, which was an unaffiliated team getting its players from various different organizations. For Rocky Mount, he only scored 9 and drove in 11 in 246 at-bats.
After he finished up as a player, Joe coached high school and college baseball, at the College of William & Mary in 1986 and 1987, before becoming a minor league manager with the 1988 Virginia Generals. Breeden was a coach for the Memphis Chicks in 1989.
Breeden worked for the Florida Marlins for 10 years (1992-2001) spending 1995-1996 as bullpen catcher, 1992-1994 and 1997-1998 as minor league catching instructor, and 1999-2001 as bench coach. He was the hitting coach for the Tampa Yankees in 2002-2003, and was the Toronto Blue Jays bench coach in 2004. He returned to Tampa as manager of the Yankees in 2005 then became the minor league catching coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds in 2006. In 2007, he became the Atlanta Braves' minor league catching coordinator
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1988||Virginia Generals||Carolina League||41-99||8th||none|
|1990||Appleton Foxes||Midwest League||62-71||8th||Kansas City Royals|
|1991||Appleton Foxes||Midwest League||58-81||14th||Kansas City Royals|
|2005||Tampa Yankees||Florida State League||56-79||11th||New York Yankees|