Doug Mansolino

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Douglas Mansolino

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Biographical information[edit]

Doug Mansolino played college ball for Golden West College and Oral Roberts University. When he began his coaching career, he returned to Golden West as an assistant coach for the 1982-1984 seasons.

Mansolino moved to the professional ranks in 1985 as the third base coach for the Phoenix Giants. He was the San Francisco Giants roving infield instructor from 1986-1987. He joined the Chicago White Sox organization from 1988 to 1996, where he had various posts including Director of Instruction (1988-1990), minor league defensive coordinator (1991), first base coach for the major league team from 1992 to 1995, and third base coach starting on June 2nd in 1995 and also in 1996.

In 1997 he was a manager in the New York Mets chain for the Capital City Bombers, but was fired on June 18th, after player Tim Bishop had died in an accident earlier that season. He and two coaches, Dave Jorn and Tim Leiper, were blamed by the Mets for not properly controlling drinking by his young players (who were sometimes underaged). He moved to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998, initially as the first base coach. On August 11th, he flipped roles with the third base coach and stayed there through the 1999 season. The musical chairs continued when he joined the Detroit Tigers. He was the third base coach in 1991, the bench coach in 1992, and started the 1993 season as the third base coach. Along with manager Phil Garner and a number of other coaches, Mansolino was fired on April 9th following a bad start to the season.

In 2003-2004, he was the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league infield coordinator. He moved to the Houston Astros as their third base coach from 2005 to 2007. Since then, Mansolino has served in some type of coordinator role. He was the Philadelphia Phillies minor league infield coordinator from 2008 through 2013. The Phillies promoted him to minor league field coordinator for the 2014-2018 seasons where he oversaw the entire minor league system. In 2019-2020 he stayed in this role, but moved to the Atlanta Braves. In 2021, he was named third base coach of the Baltimore Orioles.

Mansolino has also had brief interim managing stints with the Clinton Giants, Sarasota White Sox, and Vancouver Canadians.

Mansolino's son, Tony Mansolino, was drafted out of Vanderbilt University in the 2005 amateur draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1991 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League 3-1 -- Chicago White Sox replaced Moe Drabowsky (0-3) on June 17 /
replaced by Rick Renick (22-43) on June 22
1997 Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League 11-13 -- New York Mets replaced by John Stephenson (66-50) on June 18

Further Reading[edit]

  • Buster Olney: "A Death In the Minors Leads Mets To Dismiss 3", The New York Times, June 23, 1997. [1]

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