Kevin Cash

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Kevin Forrest Cash

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Biographical Information[edit]

A limited-duty, part-time catcher, Kevin Cash's career batting average (.183) and on-base-percentage (.248) in 246 games (641 at bats) were two of the worst in modern major league history. A skilled receiver. he rode his catching abilities throughout eight big league seasons, playing for four of the five AL East clubs.

In 2013, he was named bullpen coach of the Cleveland Indians. After the 2014 season, he was one of three finalists for the job of manager of the Texas Rangers, but lost to Jeff Banister. A few weeks later, on December 5th, he was hired by the Tampa Bay Rays to replace Joe Maddon in 2015; Don Wakamatsu was the other finalist for the job. After a couple sub-.500 seasons, Cash guided the Rays to a 90-72 record in 2018 and a 96-66 mark in 2019, bowing in the ALDS. These records were especially remarkable considering Tampa Bay's routinely revolving door roster born out of cheapness.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Manager of the Year Award (2020)
  • AL Pennant: 1 (2020)
  • Division Titles: 1 (2020)
  • Other Postseason Appearance: 1 (2019 - Wild Card)

Preceded by
Joe Maddon
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Manager
Succeeded by

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2015 Tampa Bay Rays American League 80-82 4th Tampa Bay Rays
2016 Tampa Bay Rays American League 68-94 5th Tampa Bay Rays
2017 Tampa Bay Rays American League 80-82 3rd Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Tampa Bay Rays American League 90-72 3rd Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Tampa Bay Rays American League 96-66 2nd Tampa Bay Rays Lost ALDS
2020 Tampa Bay Rays American League 40-20 1st Tampa Bay Rays Lost World Series

Further Reading[edit]

  • Richard Justice: "Model manager: Cash's evolution impressive",, December 11, 2018. [1]
  • Richard Justice: "Cash, Mattingly net Manager of Year honors",, November 10, 2020. [2]
  • Bill Ladson: "No denying Cash had an award-worthy season",, November 13, 2018. [3]

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