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Matthew Joseph Galante

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Infielder Matt Galante was selected with the 833rd and final pick by the New York Yankees in the 1966 amateur draft after being the All-American second baseman that year and played several seasons in the minors. After his playing career ended, he spent several years as a minor league manager and scout. He was a Houston Astros coach from 1985 to 2001 with the exception of 1997, when he worked in the club's front office and then stepped in as manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs when Steve Swisher resigned a few days into the season.

Matt Galante was acting manager of the Houston Astros for 27 games in 1999, when manager Larry Dierker was sidelined for health reasons. He compiled a record of 13-14. He was a member of the New York Mets coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined the Astros front office in 2005.

Galante managed the Italian team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1973 Newark Co-Pilots New York-Penn League 15-55 8th Milwaukee Brewers none
1974 Danville Warriors Midwest League 61-57 5th Milwaukee Brewers League Champs
1975 Burlington Bees Midwest League 64-66 6th Milwaukee Brewers
1976 Burlington Bees Midwest League 68-61 4th Milwaukee Brewers
1977 Holyoke Millers Eastern League 73-66 4th Milwaukee Brewers
1979 Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League 31-39 7th New York Mets
1980 Columbus Astros Southern League 76-68 4th Houston Astros
1981 Columbus Astros Southern League 63-78 9th Houston Astros
1982 Columbus Astros Southern League 74-69 3rd Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
1983 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 68-74 6th Houston Astros
1984 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 69-71 5th (t) Houston Astros
1997 New Orleans Zephyrs American Association 5th Houston Astros Lost in 1st round replaced Steve Swisher on April 11

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