Ken Oberkfell

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Kenneth Ray Oberkfell
(The Leones' Magician)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ken Oberkfell played 16 years in the majors. He was primarily a third baseman although he also played over 400 games at second base. He appeared in the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and the 1989 World Series with the San Francisco Giants.

Beginning in 1995 he started on a long string of seasons as a minor league manager. Oberkfell was named bench coach of the New York Mets on June 17, 2008, replacing Jerry Manuel who had been promoted to interim manager when Willie Randolph was fired. After going back to managing in the minors in 2009 and 2010, he was again named the Mets' bench coach, this time on a permanent basis, in 2011, but kept the job for only one season.

He managed the Leones del Escogido to the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 Dominican League titles and a championship in the 2010 Caribbean Series.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1995 Sullivan County Mountain Lions Northeast League 23-43 5th Independent Leagues
1996 Elmira Pioneers Northeast League 34-45 4th Independent Leagues
1997 Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League 70-72 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1998 Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League 76-65 6th Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1999 Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League 69-71 9th Philadelphia Phillies
2000 Clearwater Phillies Florida State League 64-71 9th Philadelphia Phillies
2001 Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League 62-73 11th New York Mets
2002 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League 71-69 6th New York Mets
2003 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League 77-62 2nd New York Mets League Champs
2004 Binghamton Mets Eastern League 76-66 4th New York Mets Lost in 1st round
2005 Norfolk Tides International League 79-65 3rd New York Mets Lost in 1st round
2006 Norfolk Tides International League 57-84 13th New York Mets
2007 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 75-69 6th New York Mets Lost League Finals
2008 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 36-36 -- New York Mets replaced by Marty Scott on June 17
2009 Buffalo Bisons International League 56-87 14th New York Mets
2010 Buffalo Bisons International League 76-68 6th New York Mets
2012 Newark Bears Can-Am Association 35-65 4th Independent Leagues
2013 Lincoln Saltdogs American Association 49-51 8th Independent Leagues
2014 Lincoln Saltdogs American Association 54-46 4th Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2015 Lincoln Saltdogs American Association 34-66 12th Independent Leagues

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