Bill Livesey

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William Livesey

  • Born ~ 1940

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Livesey was All-Yankee Conference outfielder in 1962. He then was an assistant baseball coach and head soccer coach at his alma-mater.

Livesey was the head coach at Brown University in 1969-1971 and Eckerd College in 1972-1977. During his college coaching career he also managed in the Cape Cod League winning six championships, tied for most all-time with Scott Pickler. He led the Falmouth Commodores to five CCL titles, including four in a row from 1968-1971. His sixth title came in 1976 with the Wareham Gatemen.

He scouted for the New York Yankees in 1978-1979 and managed the Paintsville Yankees in 1979. He was the Yankees' director of player development from 1980 to 1982. He then managed the Oneonta Yankees in 1983-1984 and returned to scouting in 1984. He was the Yankees' Scouting Director from 1991 to 1995.

Livesey moved the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1996 and was director of player development in 1998 and special assistant to the GM in 1999-2001. He held the latter position with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002-2003 and the New York Mets in 2004-2005. Livesey scouted for the Yankees from 2008-2011 then was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates as Senior Advisor to General Manager Neal Huntington after the 2012 season [1].

His sons Jeff Livesey and Steve Livesey have also managed in the minors.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1979 Paintsville Yankees Appalachian League 52-13 1st New York Yankees none League Champs
1983 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 32-44 10th New York Yankees
1984 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 29-45 11th New York Yankees

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