Rick Sweet

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Rick Sweet was bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners in 1984 and first base coach for the Houston Astros in 1996. He also spent 1985 and 1986 as a Mariners scout. From 2005 to 2011, he was skipper of the Louisville Bats. In 2012-2013, he was minor league catching instructor for the Cincinnati Reds.

Sweet hit well against the following All-Star Pitchers: Jack Morris (.450), Len Barker (.429), Dennis Eckersley (.400), Rick Sutcliffe (.333) and Charlie Hough (.300).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1987 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League 30-46 7th Seattle Mariners
1988 Wausau Timbers Midwest League 52-88 11th Seattle Mariners
1989 Osceola Astros Florida State League 72-65 8th Houston Astros
1990 Columbus Mudcats Southern League 67-77 6th (t) Houston Astros
1991 Jackson Generals Texas League 70-66 4th Houston Astros
1992 Jackson Generals Texas League 61-74 7th Houston Astros
1993 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 83-60 1st Houston Astros League Champs
1994 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 81-63 2nd Houston Astros
1995 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 87-56 1st Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
1997 Binghamton Mets Eastern League 66-76 8th New York Mets
1998 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 73-69 4th Montreal Expos League Champs
1999 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 4-3 -- Montreal Expos interim for Doug Sisson (July 6-12)
2000 Ottawa Lynx International League 15-34 13th Montreal Expos Replaced Jeff Cox (38-54) on July 20
2001 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 71-73 8th San Diego Padres
2002 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 72-71 8th (t) San Diego Padres
2003 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 69-75 12th San Diego Padres
2004 Erie Sea Wolves Eastern League 80-62 3rd Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
2005 Louisville Bats International League 66-78 11th Cincinnati Reds
2006 Louisville Bats International League 75-68 3rd Cincinnati Reds
2007 Louisville Bats International League 74-70 7th Cincinnati Reds
2008 Louisville Bats International League 88-56 1st (t) Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
2009 Louisville Bats International League 84-58 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
2010 Louisville Bats International League 79-64 3rd Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
2011 Louisville Bats International League 73-71 8th Cincinnati Reds
2014 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League 77-67 5th Milwaukee Brewers
2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 62-81 13th Milwaukee Brewers
2016 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 67-71 11th Milwaukee Brewers
2017 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Milwaukee Brewers
28 Seasons 1798-1739 2 League Championships

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