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Joseph Thomas Breeden

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.

[edit] Biographical Information

Joe Breeden signed with the Montréal Expos as an undrafted free agent and played for their system in 1979-80. He hit .255/~.322/.360 with the 1979 Calgary Expos and .191/~.260/.211 for the 1980 Rocky Mount Pines. 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 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

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1986 College of William & Mary Colonial Athletic Association 7-38 NCAA
1987 College of William & Mary Colonial Athletic Association 15-31 NCAA
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
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