Buddy Bailey

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Buddy Bailey was drafted in the 26th round of the 1978 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals and the 16th round of the 1979 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves and played for 3 years in the Braves system.

Bailey spent 9 years managing in the Braves organization (1983-1990) and 14 years coaching & managing (1991-2004) in the Boston Red Sox chain. In addition to managing, Bailey filled a variety of roles for the Red Sox.

  • 1997 Major league advance scout
  • Start - 7/30/1998 Minor league catching instructor
  • 7/31/1998-1999 Minor league field coordinator
  • 2000 Bench coach Boston Red Sox
  • 2001 Minor league catching instructor

Bailey reached the major leagues in 2000. Initially he was promoted to coach first base, but later switched positions with bench coach Tommy Harper. He returned to managing the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2002 where he stayed until he was dismissed after the 2004 season. Bailey was out of organized baseball in 2005.

The Chicago Cubs hired Bailey in 2006 as the their minor league catching & baserunning coordinator before he took the helm of the Daytona Cubs in mid-June. He has managed in the Cubs organization to the present day.

In addition, Bailey has managed one of the best dynasties in Venezuelan Winter League history, piloting the Tigres de Aragua to 6 titles from 2002/2003 through 2012/2013. Bailey led the franchise to its first Caribbean Series title in 2009. After missing out on the title for two years, Bailey again guided his squad to their sixth championship in 2012, with a team that had to overcome the kidnapping of C Wilson Ramos, and the tragic death of P Rosman Garcia in a car crash. The Tigres fired Bailey in November, 2013 when he started the season with a 12-14 record. Bailey continued to manage and coach in Venezuela for a number of years after his dismissal.

  • 2002/2003 - 11/13/2013 Manager Tigres de Aragua
  • 2014/2015 - 2015/2016 Manager Tiburones de La Guaira.
  • Start - 12/14/2016 Bench coach Tigres de Aragua
  • 12/15/2016 - 1/6/2018 Manager Tigres de Aragua

The second dismissal from the Tigres happened during the playoffs and Bailey was replaced by his bench coach Carlos Garcia.

Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1983 Pulaski Braves Appalachian League 46-26 2nd Atlanta Braves none
1984 Pulaski Braves Appalachian League 37-32 2nd Atlanta Braves Lost League Finals
1985 Sumter Braves South Atlantic League 72-63 6th Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
1986 Durham Bulls Carolina League 72-68 3rd (t) Atlanta Braves
1987 Sumter Braves South Atlantic League 75-62 3rd Atlanta Braves
1988 Durham Bulls Carolina League 30-13 -- Atlanta Braves -- replaced by Grady Little (52-45) May 23
Greenville Braves Southern League 65-36 1st Atlanta Braves Lost League Finals replaced Russ Nixon (22-21) May 23
1989 Greenville Braves Southern League 70-69 4th Atlanta Braves Lost League Finals
1990 Greenville Braves Southern League 57-87 10th Atlanta Braves
1991 Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League 67-72 5th Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1992 Lynchburg Red Sox Carolina League 77-58 1st Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1993 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 60-82 9th Boston Red Sox
1994 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 78-64 2nd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1995 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 70-71 7th Boston Red Sox
1996 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 78-64 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
2002 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 60-84 11th Boston Red Sox
2003 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 83-61 1st Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
2004 Pawtucket Red Sox International League 73-71 5th (t) Boston Red Sox
2006 Daytona Cubs Florida State League 37-33 5th Chicago Cubs Replaced Don Buford (34-33) June 19
2007 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 79-65 3rd Chicago Cubs
2008 Tennessee Smokies Southern League 62-77 9th Chicago Cubs
2009 Daytona Cubs Florida State League 64-71 9th Chicago Cubs
2010 Daytona Cubs Florida State League 75-64 4th Chicago Cubs
2011 Daytona Cubs Florida State League 76-61 2nd Chicago Cubs League Champs
2012 Tennessee Smokies Southern League 72-68 4th Chicago Cubs
2013 Tennessee Smokies Southern League 76-62 2nd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
2014 Tennessee Smokies Southern League 66-73 5th Chicago Cubs
2015 Tennessee Smokies Southern League 76-63 4th Chicago Cubs
2016 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 82-57 3rd Chicago Cubs League Champs
2017 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 73-67 5th Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
2018 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 61-78 9th Chicago Cubs
2019 South Bend Cubs Midwest League 76-61 7th Chicago Cubs League Champs
2021 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Low-A East 59-61 6th Chicago Cubs
2022 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Chicago Cubs

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