Dave Machemer

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David Ritchie Machemer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Longtime minor league manager Dave Machemer played two seasons in the majors. He also had a minor league playing career of 11 seasons.

Machemer was born in St. Joseph, MI, in southeastern Michigan on Lake Michigan. He was at Central Michigan University in 1971 and 1972. After being drafted in the fourth round in the 1972 amateur draft by the California Angels, he began his pro career with the Stockton Ports as an infielder-outfielder that same year.

Machemer was a speedster, stealing 246 bases in his minor league career. His highest batting average was .324 with the Salt Lake City Gulls in 1978.

When Dave came up to the majors with the in June of 1978. He homered in first major league at bat, against Geoff Zahn of the Minnesota Twins on June 21st. He hit well that first season, posting a line of .273/.333/.455 in 10 games for the Angels for whom he played several infield positions. The team batting average that season was .259.

After the 1978 season, the Detroit Tigers picked him in the 1978 Rule V Draft and he appeared in 19 games for them in 1979, during the first half of the season. He played mostly second base. During the second half of that year he was mostly with the Rochester Red Wings, where he hit .292.

Machemer has managed at 14 different locations, with the longest term being three seasons with the El Paso Diablos (1988 and 1996-1997). He won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager in 2003 as the manager of the AA Harrisburg Senators.

After his managerial career, Machemer became a scout for the Baltimore Orioles.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1985 Beloit Brewers Midwest League 79-57 2nd Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
1986 Stockton Ports California League 83-59 2nd Milwaukee Brewers League Champs
1987 Stockton Ports California League 94-48 1st Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
1988 El Paso Diablos Texas League 74-60 1st Milwaukee Brewers Lost League Finals
1989 Denver Zephyrs American Association 69-77 6th Milwaukee Brewers
1990 Denver Zephyrs American Association 68-78 6th Milwaukee Brewers
1996 El Paso Diablos Texas League 76-63 1st Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
1997 El Paso Diablos Texas League 74-66 3rd Milwaukee Brewers
1998 Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League 81-61 3rd Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1999 Rochester Red Wings International League 61-83 12th Baltimore Orioles
2000 Frederick Keys Carolina League 66-71 5th Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
2001 Bowie BaySox Eastern League 59-82 11th Baltimore Orioles
2002 Clinton Lumber Kings Midwest League 61-75 11th Montreal Expos
2003 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 60-82 12th Montreal Expos
2004 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 52-90 14th Montreal Expos
2005 Norwich Navigators Eastern League 71-71 6th San Francisco Giants
2006 Connecticut Defenders Eastern League 64-77 10th San Francisco Giants
2007 Connecticut Defenders Eastern League 41-58 -- San Francisco Giants -- replaced by Shane Turner
2008 AZL Giants Arizona League 36-20 2nd San Francisco Giants League Champs
2009 Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League 76-63 3rd San Francisco Giants
2010 Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League 79-59 2nd San Francisco Giants
2011 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 76-66 3rd San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
2012 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 70-71 7th San Francisco Giants
2013 Richmond Flying Squirrels Eastern League 70-72 6th San Francisco Giants
24 Seaasons 1,640-1,609 2 League Championships

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