MANAGERIAL / COACHING CAREER
Don Mattingly is entering his fourth year as manager for Miami, following a five-year stint with Dodgers...Since 2013, Mattingly (497 wins) is fourth-winningest active manager in Majors, behind Joe Maddon (556), Terry Francona (545), and Clint Hurdle (515)...In his three seasons with Miami, ranks fourth on Marlins' all-time managerial wins list with 219, trailing Jack McKeon (281), Fredi González (276), and Rene Lachemann (221)...In 2018, oversaw the development of 24 rookies used at the Major League level, the second-most rookies used in a single season in Marlins history (MLB record 27 in 1998)...Following the season, was manager of MLB Team during sevengame Japan All-Star Series with Nippon Professional Baseball. Marked 37th time since 1908 that Major Leaguers have toured Japan for exhibition games... In 2017, led Miami to a 77-85 record in his second season with the club...Team started out 21-30 through May, ranking 27th in the Majors and 12th in the National League...Guided the club to a 45-37 record from June 1-August 31, the sixth-best record in the Majors in that time, and the fourth-best mark in the National League, behind only Los Angeles (58-20), Chicago (48-33), and Washington (48-33)...Team went 11-18 in September/October, finishing year with eighth-best record in National League, 18th in Majors...In 2016, his first season with Marlins, led team to third-place finish in National League East with 79-82 record...Marked eight-win improvement over 2015 club that went 71-91, and 79 wins were most by any Marlins team since 2010 (80)...With Los Angeles, owned winning records in each of his five seasons, including three consecutive division titles from 2013-15...Mattingly's .551 winning percentage ranked sixth in Dodgers history among managers with at least 250 games at the helm...In his five seasons, Dodgers led Majors with .590 winning percentage (206-143) after All-Star break...Led Dodgers to 92-70 record and NL West title for third straight season in 2015. Marked first time in club history that the team reached the postseason in three consecutive seasons...Surpassed 90-win mark for third-straight season, a feat that had previously been done twice in franchise history (1976-78 (3) and 1951-56 (6)...The Dodgers finished 8.0 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West, winning the division by the third-largest margin since the inception of divisional play in 1969. Los Angeles' only bigger margins of victory in the divisional race came in 2013 (11.0) and 1977 (10.0)...Guided Dodgers to 94-68 record in 2014, clinching second consecutive NL West title. In addition to consecutive division titles, Mattingly guided the club to a winning record for the fourth consecutive season as manager...The Dodgers remained over the .500 mark all year and finished the season without a losing streak longer than three games, joining the 1988 (161 games) and 1924 clubs (154 games) as the only teams in franchise history to go the entire season without a four-game slide (Stats, LLC)...For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers came back after a slow start to claim the division title after trailing the Giants by a season-high 9.5 games on June 8. The 9.5-game deficit tied the largest deficit that the club has ever overcome to win a division title (also: 2013, 9.5 GB Arizona on June 22)...Finished second in NL Manager of the Year voting in 2013 after guiding Dodgers from 12 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of first place in June to a division title. Los Angeles won the division by 11.0 games over Arizona, completing campaign in first place by their largest margin since moving to the West coast in 1958, and wrapped up the division on Sept. 19, earliest by calendar date that the club clinched first place since moving to Los Angeles...From June 22-Aug. 17, 2013, guided Dodgers on a historic 42-8 (.840) stretch, which was franchise's best 50-game run in modern era (since 1900). According to Elias, Dodgers' 42 wins were tied for second-most by a Major League team in a 50-game span since 1900: the 1912 Giants, 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals also posted 42-8 records during 50-game runs, while the Cubs went 45-5 during a 50-game stretch in 1906...In first postseason as a manager, led Dodgers to a 3-1 NLDS series victory over Atlanta before falling to St. Louis in six games in NLCS...Won Major League managerial debut with a 2-1 victory over Giants on March 31, 2011...Named the 29th manager in Dodger franchise history on Sept. 17, 2010, replacing Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who he coached under from 2004-10...Became ninth skipper in Los Angeles Dodgers history, following Hall of Famers Walter Alston (1954-76) and Tommy Lasorda (1977-96), Bill Russell (1996-98), Glenn Hoffman (1998), Davey Johnson (1999-2000), Jim Tracy (2001-05), Grady Little (2006- 07) and Torre (2008-10)..Was first Dodger skipper to make Major League managerial debut since Jim Tracy in 2001...As a coach, reached playoffs in six of seven seasons...In 2009, Dodgers hit .270, which led National League. Dodgers also led NL with 1,511 hits and a .346 on-base percentage that season...Joined Dodgers staff as club's hitting coach immediately following 2008 All-Star break. After his hire in July 2008, Dodgers responded by hitting .279 (2nd, NL) in second half while also posting a .350 on-base percentage (3rd, NL) and a .434 slugging pct. (4th, NL)...Prior to 2008 season, served as Yankees' bench coach in 2007 and as hitting coach from 2004-06...In 2006, Yankees led Major Leagues with 930 runs scored, a .363 on-base percentage and 902 RBI...In first year as hitting coach in 2004, New York set an all-time franchise record of 242 home runs...Was a member of American League coaching staff at 2004 AllStar Game in Houston...Spent seven seasons as a special instructor during Yankees' Spring Training in Tampa, FL from 1997-2003...Managed Phoenix Desert Dogs in the 2010 Arizona Fall League.
Played entire 14-year Major League career from 1982-95 with New York Yankees...Amassed 2,153 hits, 222 home runs, 1,099 RBI and a .307 lifetime average in 1,785 games...Was six-time American League All-Star and was voted starting first baseman on American League squad in 1987 Midsummer Classic in Oakland...Was nine-time Rawlings® Gold Glove Award winner at first base, including runs of five consecutive awards (1985-89) and four in-a-row from 1991-94...Won 1984 batting title with a .343 average...Named American League Most Valuable Player in 1985 after batting .324 with a league-leading 48 doubles, a career-high 35 homers and career-best 145 RBI...In 1986, led AL with 238 hits and 53 doubles. Finished second in MVP vote that season...In 1987, tied Dale Long's Major League record by hitting at least one home run in eight consecutive games (record later tied again by Ken Griffey Jr. of Seattle in 1993)...In '87, set Major League record by hitting six grand slam home runs in a season, a record matched by Travis Hafner during 2006 season. His grand slams in 1987 were only six of his career...His No. 23 was retired by Yankees on Aug. 31, 1997. Also had a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium that reads in part: "A humble man of grace and dignity, a captain who led by example, proud of the Pinstripe tradition and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence".
Donald Arthur Mattingly…married his wife, Lori, in December 2010 in Indiana...has four sons: Taylor, Preston, Jordan and Louis Riley, who was born Nov. 29, 2014, as well as two stepsons, Isaac and Reynolds…Taylor was selected by Yankees in 42nd round of 2003 draft…Preston, who was selected by Dodgers as a sandwich pick (31st overall) in 2006 draft and finished his college basketball career at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 2016, is currently an amateur scout for the San Diego Padres...was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, where a street was re-named in his honor in November 2013 as "Don Mattingly Way"...was one of nation's top prospects as a high school player at Reitz Memorial High School and was drafted by New York Yankees in 19th round of 1979 draft... created and runs Mattingly Charities, which is designed to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs and donating equipment that promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities…has donated equipment to several charitable organizations from his company, Mattingly Sports... in January 2013, hosted "A Night of Entertainment with Don Mattingly," featuring George Lopez... event raised more than $70,000 for Mattingly Charities...was honored with Tommy Lasorda Award at Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 10th annual "In the Spirit of the Game" dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in 2013...played part of Mother Ginger in a local Evansville ballet company's production of the Nutcracker in 2012 and 2013...appeared in a baseball-themed episode of The Simpsons, entitled "Homer at the Bat," which originally aired in February 1992...the episode was recognized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to pay tribute to the show's 25th anniversary on May 27, 2017 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.