Jeffrey Allen Torborg
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- School Montclair State University, Rutgers University
- High School Westfield (NJ) High School
- Debut May 10, 1964
- Final Game September 29, 1973
- Born November 26, 1941 in Plainfield, NJ USA
Catcher Jeff Torborg spent a decade in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels. He caught three no-hitters (by Sandy Koufax, Bill Singer and Nolan Ryan) in his career. Although a top hitter in college at Rutgers University, he was not a strong hitter in the majors with a lifetime .214 batting average and a .265 slugging percentage.
He became a Cleveland Indians coach in 1975 and was named the club's skipper in 1977, succeeding Frank Robinson. After that, he spent ten seasons as a New York Yankees coach. He later went on to manage the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Florida Marlins. In 1990 and 1991, his White Sox teams finished second, and he was manager when the rookie Frank Thomas came up. In 2003, he was the manager - for part of the season - for the Florida Marlins, who won the 2003 World Series after he was fired, under the guidance of Jack McKeon.
His son, Dale Torborg, played baseball at Northwestern University and later was a professional wrestler known as "The Demon". Dale later became the Minor League conditioning coordinator for the White Sox.
- Won a World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965 (he did not play in the World Series)
- AL Manager of the Year Award (1990)
|Cleveland Indians Manager
|Chicago White Sox Manager
|New York Mets Manager
|Montreal Expos Manager
|Florida Marlins Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1977||Cleveland Indians||American League||45-59||5th||Cleveland Indians||replaced Frank Robinson (26-31) on June 19|
|1978||Cleveland Indians||American League||69-90||6th||Cleveland Indians|
|1979||Cleveland Indians||American League||43-52||--||Cleveland Indians||replaced by Dave Garcia on July 23|
|1989||Chicago White Sox||American League||69-92||7th||Chicago White Sox|
|1990||Chicago White Sox||American League||94-68||2nd||Chicago White Sox|
|1991||Chicago White Sox||American League||87-75||2nd||Chicago White Sox|
|1992||New York Mets||National League||72-90||5th||New York Mets|
|1993||New York Mets||National League||13-25||--||New York Mets||replaced by Dallas Green on May 19|
|2001||Montreal Expos||National League||47-62||5th||Montreal Expos||replaced Felipe Alou (21-32) on May 31|
|2002||Florida Marlins||National League||79-83||4th||Florida Marlins|
|2003||Florida Marlins||National League||16-22||--||Florida Marlins||replaced by Jack McKeon on May 11|