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Tom Poquette

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Thomas Arthur Poquette

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Biographical Information[edit]

Poquette bats with the Royals

Tom Poquette was a member of the 1976-1978 Kansas City Royals, winners of three straight AL West Division titles. He hit .302 in 1976 to be named an outfielder on the 1976 Topps All-Star Rookie Team, then followed that by hitting .292 in 1977. He had little power or speed, however, He fell to .211 in 1978 and was traded to the Boston Red Sox early in the 1979 season, bouncing back to hit .331 in 63 games. It was his last hurrah, however, as he missed all of 1980 with an injury and played sparingly the next two years, and hit .152 and .145 to wash out of the major leagues.

Poquette was a coach for the Omaha Royals in 1988-1990. Next, he managed the Eugene Emeralds in 1991, the Appleton Foxes in 1992, and Memphis Chicks in 1993. He was the hitting coach for the Omaha Royals again in 1994-1995, the Royals' minor league hitting coordinator in 1996-1997, and hitting coach for the big-league Royals in 1997-1998. Returning to managing, Poquette skippered the Charleston Alley Cats in 1999 and the Spokane Indians in 2000-2002. He was then a coach for the AZL Royals II in 2003 and the AZL Royals in 2004-2007.

Notable Achievements[edit]

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1991 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 42-34 3rd Kansas City Royals
1992 Appleton Foxes Midwest League 70-62 6th Kansas City Royals Lost in 1st round
1993 Memphis Chicks Southern League 63-77 9th Kansas City Royals
1999 Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League 61-80 13th Kansas City Royals
2000 Spokane Indians Northwest League 38-38 5th Kansas City Royals
2001 Spokane Indians Northwest League 22-54 8th Kansas City Royals
2002 Spokane Indians Northwest League 29-47 7th Kansas City Royals

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