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Joel Patrick Skinner

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[edit] Biographical Information

Joel Skinner is the son of Bob Skinner. He and his father are one of only two pairs of fathers and sons who both were big league managers. The other pair is George Sisler and son Dick Sisler. Steve Carlton played with both Bob and Joel Skinner.

He hit a grand slam on April 14, 1987 as a member of the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Indians. The pitcher was Steve Carlton.

Skinner managed the 1995 Watertown Indians, 1996 Columbus RedStixx, 1997 Kinston Indians, 1998-1999 Akron Aeros and 2000 Buffalo Bisons.

After his stint as Cleveland Indians interim skipper in 2002, he returned to his previous position as an Indians coach.

In 2010, Skinner returned to the minors as manager of the Akron Aeros then was named bench coach of the Oakland Athletics in 2011.


Preceded by
Charlie Manuel
Cleveland Indians Manager
2002
Succeeded by
Eric Wedge

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1995 Watertown Indians New York-Penn League 46-27 3rd Cleveland Indians League Champs
1996 Columbus Red Stixx South Atlantic League 79-63 4th Cleveland Indians Lost in 2nd round
1997 Kinston Indians Carolina League 87-53 1st Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1998 Akron Aeros Eastern League 81-60 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1999 Akron Aeros Eastern League 69-71 7th Cleveland Indians
2000 Buffalo Bisons International League 86-59 1st Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
2002 Cleveland Indians American League 35-41 3rd Cleveland Indians replaced Charlie Manuel (39-47) on July 11
2010 Akron Aeros Eastern League 71-71 7th Cleveland Indians
2012 Charlotte Knights International League 83-61 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
2013 Charlotte Knights International League 65-78 12th Chicago White Sox
2014 Charlotte Knights International League Chicago White Sox

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