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Anthony Lewis Torchia

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.


[edit] Biographical Information

Tony Torchia was a minor league outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox chains. He was the 1962 Midwest League MVP with the Keokuk Dodgers, and he led the 1966 Eastern League in RBIs and won the EL batting title in 1968 at a whopping .294 in the Year of the Pitcher.

He was then a manager in the Red Sox farm system for 10 years between 1976 and 1986. He managed the Winston-Salem Red Sox in 1976 and 1977, moved up to the Bristol Red Sox from 1978 to 1982 and the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1983 and 1984. He was a coach for the Red Sox in 1985. Torchia returned to the minors with the New Britain Red Sox in 1986. Moving to the San Diego Padres, Torchia managed the Charleston Rainbows in 1987 and the Riverside Red Wave in 1988. He later spent time as a coach with the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Torchia re-appeared as manager of the Asheville Tourists in 1994 and he spent part of 2002 with the Brevard County Manatees. His teams won league titles in 1981 and 1984.

Torchia has also coached in the farm systems of the Padres, Houston Astros, and Montreal Expos.

In 2003, Torchia managed the Mid-Missouri Mavericks. In 2008, he will be hitting coach of the President Lions.


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1976 Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League 80-57 1st Boston Red Sox none League Champs
1977 Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League 61-77 4th Boston Red Sox
1978 Bristol Red Sox Eastern League 72-66 3rd Boston Red Sox League Champs
1979 Bristol Red Sox Eastern League 73-66 3rd Boston Red Sox none
1980 Bristol Red Sox Eastern League 79-60 1st Boston Red Sox
1981 Bristol Red Sox Eastern League 79-58 2nd Boston Red Sox League Champs
1982 Bristol Red Sox Eastern League 75-65 4th Boston Red Sox
1983 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 56-83 8th Boston Red Sox
1984 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 75-65 4th Boston Red Sox League Champs
1986 New Britain Red Sox Eastern League 64-73 7th Boston Red Sox
1987 Charleston Rainbows South Atlantic League 68-71 7th San Diego Padres
1988 Riverside Red Wave California League 85-57 3rd San Diego Padres League Champs
1994 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League 60-73 11th Colorado Rockies
2002 Brevard County Manatees Florida State League 39-66 12th Montreal Expos replaced Bob Didier (12-19)
2003 Mid-Missouri Mavericks Frontier League 17-23 -- Independent Leagues -- replaced by Papo Davila (12-23)
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