Rene George Lachemann
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 198 lb.
- School University of Southern California
- High School Susan Miller Dorsey High School
- Debut May 4, 1965
- Final Game June 8, 1968
- Born May 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA USA
Most of his major league at-bats came with the Kansas City Athletics in 1965, when he was age 20. He was the # 2 catcher on the team behind 26-year-old Billy Bryan. Lachemann hit .227 on a team which hit .240, and showed notable power with 9 home runs, good for fifth on the team even though he had only 216 at-bats. He was not the youngest player on the team, however, as there were several 19-year-olds, including Catfish Hunter.
Rene played in the minors through 1972. From 1969 to 1972 he was a teammate of his brother Marcel, who was a pitcher, with the Iowa Oaks.
After his playing career ended, he spent several seasons as a minor league manager. He was skipper of the Seattle Mariners from 1981 to 1983 and managed the Milwaukee Brewers in 1984. In 1985 and 1986, he was a Boston Red Sox coach, and he was a member of the Oakland Athletics staff from 1987 to 1992.
Lachemann took over as manager of the expansion Florida Marlins and remained with the team until 1996. While with the Marlins, his brother Marcel was his pitching coach in 1993 and part of 1994. Rene was the St. Louis Cardinals third base coach from 1997 to 1999, and he spent the next three seasons as a Chicago Cubs bench coach (2000-2002). He returned to the Mariners as a coach in 2003 and 2004, and from 2005 to 2007, Lachemann was a member of the Oakland Athletics coaching staff. In 2008 he became the hitting coach of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, a position he held until 2012. In 2013, he was named the first base coach of the Colorado Rockies, then in 2014 gave up that position in favor of that of catching and defensive positioning coach.
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Year-By-Year Managerial Record
- Thomas Harding: "Monotony has no chance against Lachemann: Baseball lifer uses wit, experience to cut through repetitiveness of camp", mlb.com, March 11, 2016.