Guy Conti

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Biographical Information[edit]

Originally a catcher, Guy Conti grew up in Freeport, PA and attended Clarion State College (now Clarion University of Pennsylvania), where he also played football. He was signed by the Houston Colt 45's after his freshman year and played a season for the Salisbury Braves in 1961, but was released at the end of the season after a shoulder injury. He went back to college but was not eligible to play any sports, so he focused on coaching.

After graduation, he taught and coached baseball and football at Albion (PA) High School, then moved on to a similar position at Edinboro State College, where he also coached basketball, enjoying great success.

From 1983-1986, he was in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as a scout and part-time coach during the summers, which led to a permanent job in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Conti was the pitching coach for the Great Falls Dodgers (1990-1992), Bakersfield Dodgers (1988-1989, 1993-1994), Vero Beach Dodgers (1995-1996), and San Antonio Missions (1997). From 1986 to 1991 Conti was the Dodgers' roving minor league pitching coach. In 1998, he was the Dodgers minor league pitching coordinator. In the Dodgers organization, he worked with a young Pedro Martinez, teaching him how to throw a change-up, and the relationship developed into a life-long friendship with the future Hall of Famer.

Conti managed the Kingsport Mets in 1999. In 2000 he was the pitching coach for the Binghamton Mets. From 2001-2004 he was the New York Mets' minor league field coordinator. From 2005 to 2008, he was the bullpen coach of the Mets. he then became the team's pitching rehabilitation coordinator.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1999 Kingsport Mets Appalachian League 34-36 6th New York Mets

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mike Vorkunov: "Meet Pedro Martinez's 'White Daddy', Guy Conti, the Mets coach who guided him to Hall of Fame",, July 24, 2015. [1]

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