Matthew Joseph Galante
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 157 lb.
- School St. John's University
Infielder Matt Galante was selected with the 833rd and final pick by the New York Yankees in the 1966 amateur draft after being the All-American second baseman that year and played several seasons in the minors. After his playing career ended, he spent several years as a minor league manager and scout. He was a Houston Astros coach from 1985 to 2001 with the exception of 1997, when he worked in the club's front office and then stepped in as manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs when Steve Swisher resigned a few days into the season.
Matt Galante was acting manager of the Houston Astros for 27 games in 1999, when manager Larry Dierker was sidelined for health reasons. He compiled a record of 13-14. He was a member of the New York Mets coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined the Astros front office in 2005.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1973||Newark Co-Pilots||New York-Penn League||15-55||8th||Milwaukee Brewers||none|
|1974||Danville Warriors||Midwest League||61-57||5th||Milwaukee Brewers||League Champs|
|1975||Burlington Bees||Midwest League||64-66||6th||Milwaukee Brewers|
|1976||Burlington Bees||Midwest League||68-61||4th||Milwaukee Brewers|
|1977||Holyoke Millers||Eastern League||73-66||4th||Milwaukee Brewers|
|1979||Little Falls Mets||New York-Penn League||31-39||7th||New York Mets|
|1980||Columbus Astros||Southern League||76-68||4th||Houston Astros|
|1981||Columbus Astros||Southern League||63-78||9th||Houston Astros|
|1982||Columbus Astros||Southern League||74-69||3rd||Houston Astros||Lost in 1st round|
|1983||Tucson Toros||Pacific Coast League||68-74||6th||Houston Astros|
|1984||Tucson Toros||Pacific Coast League||69-71||5th (t)||Houston Astros|
|1997||New Orleans Zephyrs||American Association||5th||Houston Astros||Lost in 1st round||replaced Steve Swisher on April 11|