Ken Huckaby

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Kenneth Paul Huckaby

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ken Huckaby was the All-Star catcher in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, hitting .429/.474/.486. He also played first base in place of Ben Broussard when Josh Bard caught.

He is possibly best known for a collision with Derek Jeter while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day, March 31, 2003, that caused Jeter to miss six weeks while recovering from a dislocated shoulder. The infield had shifted for a Jason Giambi at-bat, with only one defender covering the whole left side of the infield: Giambi grounded out to the pitcher, Jeter tried to go from first to third, but Huckaby, who ran to cover the unmanned bag, collided with him there and tagged him out.

Huckaby became a coach with the Bluefield Blue Jays in 2013 and Lansing Lugnuts in 2014. He became a manager with Lansing in 2015. He was the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league catching coordinator in 2017-2019. He was scheduled to manage the Buffalo Bisons in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2015 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League 73-66 7th Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 2nd round
2016 Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League 76-59 3rd Toronto Blue Jays

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