- Bobby Meacham
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New York Yankees
New York Yankees
New York Yankees(1983-1988)
*AL leading 14
Sacrifice Hits in by|1984
*MLB leading 23 Sacrifice Hits in by|1985
Robert "Bobby" Meacham (born
August 25, 1960in Los Angeles, CA) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He is currently the Third Base Coach for the New York Yankees.
Meacham was a highly regarded
switch-hitterin the Yankees organization prior to his initial call up in 1983. He played collegiate baseball for San Diego State University (SDSU).
Meacham was the Yankees regular
shortstopin 1985 playing in 156 out of 162 games. However, injuries and generally inconsistent play relegated him to a utility role and time in the minors. Yankees owner George Steinbrennerwas particularly frustrated with Meacham's lackluster play and often lambasted him in the New York press.
Meacham hit just .218 in 1985 but led the major leagues with 23
sacrifice hits. He also lead the AL with sacrifice hits in 1984 with 14. Following the 1988 season, Meacham was traded to the Rangers for Bob Brower, however, he was cut and did not make the club. Later in 1989 he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates AAA affiliate in Buffalo, however he did not make the major league level team and ultimately decided to retire.
After serving as the
Florida Marlinsthird base coach in 2006, Meacham was the San Diego Padresfirst base coach for the 2007 season. On November 20, 2007 it was announced that has been hired as the third base coach for the New York Yankees for the 2008 season, reuniting with manager Joe Girardi.
*Named Padres First-Base Coach Replacing
Ty WallerFor The 07 Season
*Named Yankees Third-Base Coach Replacing
Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
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