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Terry Lee Collins

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Terry Collins was drafted in the 19th round of the 1971 amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. An infielder, he played in the minors throughout the 1970s, reaching AAA and spending six years at that level. Prior to enterring the draft, Collins led the Eastern Michigan Hurons in steals for each of his four seasons with the team between 1968 and 1971 and as a shortstop helped lead the team to the 1970 NAIA national title. Collins took home the Outstanding Defensive Player title from the NAIA tournament. He was elected into the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

After retiring, Collins was a minor league manager for 11 years before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates as a coach in 1992 and 1993. He served as the Houston Astros manager from 1994 to 1996. He then moved to the Anaheim Angels as skipper in 1997 and held that job for three years, until 1999. In both cities, he regularly brought his club into second place, but never managed to reach the postseason. Collins was a major league advance scout for the Chicago Cubs in 2000. He then spent 2001 as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays coaching staff.

After the 2006 season, Collins, then farm director for the Los Angeles Dodgers, became manager of the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League. He retired from that role in May of 2008, saying he lacked the "fire" needed, and was replaced by Daijiro Ohishi.

Collins replaced Jim Lefebvre as manager of the Chinese national team between the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Baseball Classic. He guided China to a 1-2 record in the 2009 WBC, including their second win ever over the Taiwan national team. At the end of that season he was hired by the New York Mets to be their minor league field coordinator, then was chosen to succeed Jerry Manuel as the team's manager in 2011.


Preceded by
Art Howe
Houston Astros Manager
1994-1996
Succeeded by
Larry Dierker
Preceded by
Joe Maddon
Anaheim Angels Manager
1997-1999
Succeeded by
Joe Maddon
Preceded by
Jerry Manuel
New York Mets Manager
2011-
Succeeded by
present

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1981 Lodi Dodgers California League 73-67 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1982 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 79-53 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round Stan Wasiak (1-0) managed 1 game
1983 San Antonio Dodgers Texas League 36-38 -- Los Angeles Dodgers replaced by Rick Ollar & Dave Wallace on June 29
Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 42-26 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals replaced Del Crandall (43-32) on June 29
1984 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 62-81 10th Los Angeles Dodgers
1985 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 67-76 6th Los Angeles Dodgers
1986 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 54-88 10th Los Angeles Dodgers
1987 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 77-65 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1988 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 86-56 1st Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1989 Buffalo Bisons American Association 80-62 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates
1990 Buffalo Bisons American Association 85-62 3rd Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Buffalo Bisons American Association 81-62 1st Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals
1994 Houston Astros National League 66-49 2nd Houston Astros
1995 Houston Astros National League 76-68 2nd Houston Astros
1996 Houston Astros National League 82-80 2nd Houston Astros
1997 Anaheim Angels American League 84-78 2nd Anaheim Angels
1998 Anaheim Angels American League 85-77 2nd Anaheim Angels
1999 Anaheim Angels American League 51-82 -- Anaheim Angels replaced by Joe Maddon on September 3
2007 Orix Buffaloes Pacific League 62-77-5 6th Nippon Pro Baseball
2008 Orix Buffaloes Pacific League 21-28 -- Nippon Pro Baseball -- replaced by Daijiro Ohishi on May 21
2011 New York Mets National League 77-85 4th New York Mets
2012 New York Mets National League 74-88 4th New York Mets
2013 New York Mets National League 74-88 3rd New York Mets
2014 New York Mets National League 79-83 2nd (t) New York Mets

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