Rich Gedman

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Richard Leo Gedman Jr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rich Gedman was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox and scout Bill Enos.

From 2005 to 2010, Gedman was the manager of the Worcester Tornadoes of the independent Can-Am Association. In 2011 he became a coach for the Lowell Spinners. Gedman was a coach for the Salem Red Sox in 2012, Portland Sea Dogs in 2013-2014 and Pawtucket Red Sox in 2015-2017.

As a Little Leaguer, he was a pitcher, catcher and shortstop. He was a two-time little league All-Star pick.

His son, Matt Gedman, played in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Another son, Mike Gedman, played for the Worcester Tornadoes in 2011. His wife Sherry pitched for the University of Connecticut softball team, throwing two no-hitters and finishing with a 0.57 career ERA.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL All-Star (1985 & 1986)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1984)

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2005 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 50-42 3rd (t) Independent Leagues League Champs
2006 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 41-49 8th Independent Leagues
2007 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 43-51 8th Independent Leagues
2008 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 53-41 2nd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2009 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 43-50 4th Independent Leagues Lost in finals
2010 Worcester Tornadoes Can-Am Association 42-51 5th Independent Leagues

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tyler Ash: "Rich Gedman", in Bill Nowlin and Leslie Heaphy, ed.: The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game 6, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2016. pp. 83-86. ISBN 978-1-943816-19-4

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