Bobby Meacham


Bobby Meacham

Infobox MLB retired


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name=Bobby Meacham
position=Shortstop
bats=Switch
throws=Right
birthdate=Birth date and age|1960|8|25|mf=y
debutdate=June 30
debutyear=by|1983
debutteam=New York Yankees
finaldate=July 10
finalyear=by|1988
finalteam=New York Yankees
stat1label=AVG
stat1value=.236
stat2label=Hits
stat2value=324
stat3label=Runs
stat3value=202
teams=
*New York Yankees (1983-1988)
highlights=
*AL leading 14 Sacrifice Hits in by|1984
*MLB leading 23 Sacrifice Hits in by|1985

Robert "Bobby" Meacham (born August 25, 1960 in 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-hitter in the Yankees organization prior to his initial call up in 1983. He played collegiate baseball for San Diego State University (SDSU).

Playing career

Meacham was the Yankees regular shortstop in 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 Steinbrenner was 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.

Coaching career

After serving as the Florida Marlins third base coach in 2006, Meacham was the San Diego Padres first 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 Waller For The 07 Season
*Named Yankees Third-Base Coach Replacing Larry Bowa

ee also

*Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
*SDSU Aztecs

External links

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