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[edit] Biographical Information

Keith Bodie was selected by the New York Mets in the third round of the 1974 amateur draft. He never made the majors as a player.

He began his professional career in 1974 with the rookie-league Marion Mets, hitting .157 in 30 games.

In 1975, Bodie played for Marion again, upping his batting average to .313 and hitting seven home runs. He played for the Single-A Wausau Mets in 1976, hitting .259 with eight home runs in 115 games. He moved up to Double-A in 1977, playing for the Jackson Mets. In 120 games, he hit .266 with 10 home runs. He played with Jackson again in 1978, hitting .260 in 122 games. Once again, in 1979, he played for Jackson, hitting .260 in 130 games.

On February 20, 1980, Bodie was traded to the Houston Astros for Reggie Baldwin. He played for their Double-A team, the Columbus Astros, that season, hitting .248 in 131 games. He hit only .221 in 77 games for the Triple-A Tucson Toros in 1981. In 1982, he split the season between the Daytona Beach Astros and Columbus Astros, hitting a combined .264 in 96 games. That was the end of his career, save for two games with Columbus in 1985.

Overall, Bodie hit .256 in 868 minor league games, spanning ten minor league seasons

Once his playing career ended, he went on to manage in the minor leagues for over a decade, most recently with the Harrisburg Senators.

Bodie began his coaching career with the Auburn Astros in 1984 and the Columbus Astros in 1985. He was the San Francisco Giants' minor league field coordinator from 1994 to 1999. In 2001, Bodie was promoted after the minor league season to coach the Kansas City Royals - the first time in his 28 years of pro ball to be in the majors. That same year, his cousin Nicholas Chiofalo, a New York firefighter, was among the missing after responding to the World Trade Center attack. The Royals players collected $20,000 for Chiofalo's family and presented the check to Bodie. The Glass family matched the gift.

Bodie was the Royals' roving minor league outfield instructor in 2004. He was the hitting coach for the Salem Avalanche in 2008, Corpus Christi Hooks in 2009, Round Rock Express in 2010, and Oklahoma City RedHawks in 2011. Bodie returned to the manager's role in 2012 with Corpus Christi.


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1986 Auburn Astros New York-Penn League 44-32 3rd Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
1987 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League 91-48 1st Houston Astros Lost League Finals
1988 Osceola Astros Florida State League 83-54 1st Houston Astros Lost League Finals
1989 Clinton Giants Midwest League 55-84 13th San Francisco Giants
1990 San Bernardino Spirit California League 77-65 4th Seattle Mariners
1991 Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League 72-64 3rd Seattle Mariners Lost League Finals
1992 Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League 60-78 9th Seattle Mariners
1993 Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League 68-72 6th Seattle Mariners
1995 Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League 42-58 -- San Francisco Giants -- replaced by Jim Davenport (20-24)
1997 Bakersfield Blaze California League 24-45 8th San Francisco Giants replaced Glenn Tufts (33-43) on June 25
2000 Wichita Wranglers Texas League 76-61 2nd Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
2001 Wichita Wranglers Texas League 79-58 2nd Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2002 Wichita Wranglers Texas League 80-59 1st Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2003 Wichita Wranglers Texas League 71-69 4th Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
2005 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 64-78 10th Washington Nationals
2012 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League 81-59 1st Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
2013 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League 83-57 1st Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
Totals 17 seasons 1150-1041
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