Joe Pettini

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Joseph Paul Pettini

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Biographical Information[edit]

After his playing career ended, Joe Pettini was a coach for the Louisville Redbirds in 1987-1988. Then he was a manager in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system for eight seasons. He piloted the 1988 Hamilton Redbirds, 1990 St. Petersburg Cardinals, 1991-1993 Arkansas Travelers and 1994-1996 Louisville Redbirds. Beginning in 2002, he was a Cardinals coach. In 2011, he took over as interim manager for the Cards for a few games in May while Tony LaRussa was recovering from shingles.

Pettini left the Cardinals' organization when LaRussa retired after winning the 2011 World Series and joined the Houston Astros to serve as bench coach for Brad Mills. Pettini and Mills had played together in the Montreal Expos' minor league system in the late 1970s. He was considered a candidate to replace Mills when he was fired late in the 2012 season, but the job went to Bo Porter instead and Pettini left the team at the end of the season.

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1988 Hamilton Redbirds New York-Penn League 32-44 10th (t) St. Louis Cardinals
1990 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League 60-74 10th St. Louis Cardinals
1991 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 49-87 8th St. Louis Cardinals
1992 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 59-73 8th St. Louis Cardinals
1993 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 67-69 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1994 Louisville Redbirds American Association 74-68 4th St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1995 Louisville Redbirds American Association 74-70 4th St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1996 Louisville Redbirds American Association 60-84 7th St. Louis Cardinals

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