Gene Michael

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Eugene Richard Michael

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gene Michael was a light-hitting shortstop in the 1960s and 1970s. He was most famous for being an expert at pulling the hidden ball trick on unsuspecting opponents. He later was a manager and General Manager of the New York Yankees from 1980 to 1981 and again from 1990 to 1995. He passed away from a heart attack in September 2017. The Yankees wore black armbands for the remainder of the season to honor him.

Preceded by
Cedric Tallis
New York Yankees General Manager
Succeeded by
Bill Bergesch
Preceded by
Dick Howser
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
Bob Lemon
Preceded by
Bob Lemon
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
Clyde King
Preceded by
Jim Frey
Chicago Cubs Manager
Succeeded by
Frank Lucchesi
Preceded by
Harding Peterson
New York Yankees General Manager
Succeeded by
Bob Watson

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1979 Columbus Clippers International League 85-54 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1981 New York Yankees American League 48-34 -- New York Yankees replaced by Bob Lemon on September 6
1982 New York Yankees American League 44-42 -- New York Yankees replaced Bob Lemon (6-8) on April 27/
replaced by Clyde King on August 4
1986 Chicago Cubs National League 46-55 5th Chicago Cubs replaced Jim Frey (23-34) and John Vukovich (1-1) on June 14
1987 Chicago Cubs National League 68-68 -- Chicago Cubs replaced by Frank Lucchesi on September 8

Record as a General Manager[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

First Round

Other Notable Selections

Significant Trades[edit]

Significant Signings[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mark Feinsand: "Gene 'Stick' Michael dies at age 79: Former player, longtime exec instrumental in building Yankees dynasty",, September 7, 2017. [1]
  • Mike Mazzeo and Bill Madden: "Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, Yankees exec who helped build ‘90s dynasty, dead at 79", New York Daily News, Septemebr 7, 2017. [2]

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