Chino Cadahia

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Chino Cadahia, the brother of Benny Cadahia and cousin of Mike Cadahia, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the secondary phase of the January 1977 amateur draft and played seven seasons in the minor leagues. He debuted with the Auburn Phillies in 1977 and hit .228/~.318/.275 his first year, playing mostly first base. In 1978, Chino was with the unaffiliated Paintsville Highlanders and hit .266/~.318/.392. He was the Appalachian League All-Star catcher despite a league-leading 17 passed balls. In 1979, Cadahia was in the Minnesota Twins chain with the Visalia Oaks, hitting .285/~.378/.402. He had 19 errors but was the California League All-Star backstop.

In 1980, Cadahia began a stretch with the Orlando Twins, hitting .234/~.311/.345. He hit .224 for them the next year and saw his only playing time at AAA, batting .208 with the Toledo Mud Hens. He hit .228 for the 1982 Orlando club, then in 1983 finished up as a player by putting up a .260/~.349/.342 line with Orlando, backing up All-Star Jeff Reed.

Cadahia was the pitching coach for the Salem Redbirds in 1984-1985, then a manager in the Texas Rangers' system for many years. He was Ivan Rodriguez's first manager in the Minor Leagues and handed him the nickname "Pudge." Cadahia was the Atlanta Braves' roving minor league catching instructor in 1996-1997, then the Minor League Field Coordinator from 1998-2006. He was named bench coach for the Atlanta Braves in 2007, then took that position with the Kansas City Royals in 2012 and kept the job until the end of the 2013 season. As of 2022, he was still in the Royals organization as a senior coordinator in charge of player development.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1986 Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League 40-97 12th Texas Rangers
1987 Gastonia Rangers South Atlantic League 58-82 11th Texas Rangers
1988 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 35-28 6th Texas Rangers
1989 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 33-30 8th Texas Rangers
1990 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 36-27 3rd (t) Texas Rangers
1991 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 30-29 6th (t) Texas Rangers
1992 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 28-31 11th Texas Rangers
1993 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 40-20 1st Texas Rangers League Champs
1994 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 32-28 7th Texas Rangers
1995 GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League 24-34 10th Texas Rangers
1996 GCL Braves Gulf Coast League 3-9 16th Atlanta Braves replaced Robert Lucas (11-36) on August 13

Sources include 1978-1981 and 1984 Baseball Guides, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database

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