Tommy Sandt

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Thomas James Sandt

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tommy Sandt played only 42 games in the majors, but he had a long career in baseball, as a minor league player, minor league coach and manager, and major league coach.

Sandt managed the Buffalo Bisons in 1982, the Lynn Pirates in 1983 and the Hawaii Islanders in 1984-1986. He was big league coach under skipper Jim Leyland with the Pittsburgh Pirates for a decade, from 1987 to 1996. He then was a member of Leyland's staff with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and 1998 and the Colorado Rockies in 1999. He was again a Pirates coach from 2000 to 2002. Sandt was a coach for the Portland Beavers in 2004.

Tommy played for the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League during the 1976-77 season.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1982 Buffalo Bisons Eastern League 55-84 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
1983 Lynn Pirates Eastern League 77-62 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals
1984 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League 87-53 1st Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals
1985 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League 84-59 1st Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
1986 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League 65-79 9th Pittsburgh Pirates

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