Joseph Paul Pettini
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.
- School Mercer University
- High School Brooke High School
- Debut July 10, 1980
- Final Game October 2, 1983
- Born January 26, 1955 in Wheeling, WV USA
After his playing career ended, Joe Pettini was a coach for the Louisville Redbirds in 1987-1988. Then he was a manager in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system for eight seasons. He piloted the 1988 Hamilton Redbirds, 1990 St. Petersburg Cardinals, 1991-1993 Arkansas Travelers and 1994-1996 Louisville Redbirds. Beginning in 2002, he was a Cardinals coach. In 2011, he took over as interim manager for the Cards for a few games in May while Tony LaRussa was recovering from shingles.
Pettini left the Cardinals' organization when LaRussa retired after winning the 2011 World Series and joined the Houston Astros to serve as bench coach for Brad Mills. Pettini and Mills had played together in the Montreal Expos' minor league system in the late 1970s. He was considered a candidate to replace Mills when he was fired late in the 2012 season, but the job went to Bo Porter instead and Pettini left the team at the end of the season.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1988||Hamilton Redbirds||New York-Penn League||32-44||10th (t)||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1990||St. Petersburg Cardinals||Florida State League||60-74||10th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1991||Arkansas Travelers||Texas League||49-87||8th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1992||Arkansas Travelers||Texas League||59-73||8th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1993||Arkansas Travelers||Texas League||67-69||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1994||Louisville Redbirds||American Association||74-68||4th||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost in 1st round|
|1995||Louisville Redbirds||American Association||74-70||4th||St. Louis Cardinals||League Champs|
|1996||Louisville Redbirds||American Association||60-84||7th||St. Louis Cardinals|