Anthony Razor Shines
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 210 lb.
- School Louisburg College, Saint Augustine's College
- High School Durham High School
- Debut September 9, 1983
- Final Game May 14, 1987
- Born July 18, 1956 in Durham, NC USA
With perhaps one of the most unique names in baseball history, and despite having played in only a few games in the majors, the star-struck Razor Shines (who was trying to catch on with the Pittsburgh Pirates during spring training in 1990) was asked what it's like playing in the Major Leagues -- to which he loudly and enthusiastically replied with a broad smile: "My mama's so proud of me. I'm a Major Leaguer!"
His entire major league career was with the Montreal Expos. He saw most of his action with the team in 1985, when he played 47 games, mainly as a pinch-hitter, but hit only .120 with no extra-base hits. He did pitch one scoreless inning in a blowout loss that year, however. He was a jack-of-all-trades on the field, as he was drafted as a catcher and caught some games in the middle of his minor league career. He made his debut in 1983 as an outfielder, played mostly first base in the majors, and also saw time at third base. He was a great hitter in the minors, especially during his numerous seasons with the Indianapolis Indians, but played only sporadically in the majors and was unable to land a regular job.
Shines was a coach for Indianapolis in 1993. After managing in the minors for several seasons, Shines was named Chicago White Sox third base coach for the 2007 season. He was let go after the season and became skipper of the Clearwater Threshers in the Philadelphia Phillies organizations. In 2009, he became the third base coach of the New York Mets through 2010. In 2012, then became the hitting coach for the Great Lakes Loons.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1995||Charleston Alley Cats||South Atlantic League||77-65||6th||Cincinnati Reds|
|2001||Kannapolis Intimidators||South Atlantic League||76-63||4th||Chicago White Sox|
|2002||Winston-Salem Warthogs||Carolina League||50-90||4th/4th||Chicago White Sox|
|2003||Winston-Salem Warthogs||Carolina League||71-67||1st/3rd||Chicago White Sox||League Champs|
|2004||Birmingham Barons||Southern League||73-66||3rd/1st||Chicago White Sox||Lost in 1st round|
|2005||Birmingham Barons||Southern League||82-57||2nd/1st||Chicago White Sox||Lost in 1st round|
|2006||Charlotte Knights||International League||79-62||1st||Chicago White Sox||Lost in 1st round|
|2008||Clearwater Threshers||Florida State League||64-76||9th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|2013||Great Lakes Loons||Midwest League||67-72||9th||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|2014||Chattanooga Lookouts||Southern League||61-77||8th||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost League Finals|
|2015||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||62-77||6th||Los Angeles Dodgers|