Friday, June 17, 2011

Who Is Terry Collins?

Terry Collins was named the Mets 20th Manager in team history on November 23rd, 2010 and signed a 2-year contract with the team. He spent 6 years as major league manager, he led the Houston Astros (94-96) and Anaheim Angels (97-99) to winning records and 2nd place finishes in his 5 full years. he got a record of 444-434 (.506) over those 5 years. He joined the Mets in 2010 as a Minor League Field Coordinator. Was manager of the Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Nippon Professional League from 07-08, Led Team China to its First World Baseball Classic tounament victory in 09. Managed 11 years in the minors from 81-91. Former minor league shortstop, he played in the minors for 10 years with the Dodgers (74-78, 80,84) and with the Pirates (71-73) Originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the 19th round of the June 1971 Free Agent Draft. Was a native of Midland, Michigan, graduated from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in 1971 and was twice named to the NAIA College World Series All- Tournament Team in 68 and 70. Played 4 years of Baseball at EMU, had a .285 career batting average (led club in Batting avg in freshman and senior years) and paced his team in stolen bases all 4 years. Inducted to EMU's Hall of Fame in 1995. He now lives with his wife Deborah in his home in Midlothian, Virginia.

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