Mike Quade

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Quade (pronounced: KWA-Dee) was appointed interim manager of the Chicago Cubs, taking over for Lou Piniella, after their game of August 22, 2010. He became the full-time manager after the season.

Quade was drafted in the 22nd round of the 1979 amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played five seasons of minor league ball, finishing with 269 walks against only 241 strikeouts. After playing under long-time minor league manager Johnny Lipon at Carolina League Salem in 1980, Quade returned at age 25 and 26 for additional Carolina League seasons as player/coach under Lipon in Alexandria in 1982 and 1983, in order to continue his managerial apprenticeship.

In addition to managing for seventeen seasons in the minor leagues, Quade was a coach for the Jacksonville Expos in 1987 and the West Palm Beach Expos in 1988. He was the first base coach of the Oakland A's from 2000 to 2002. He joined the Chicago Cubs coaching staff for a short part of 2006 as the team's interim third base coach (temporarily taking the place of Chris Speier). Beginning in 2007, he became the club's third base coach on a full-time basis. The Cubs' manager, Lou Piniella, had announced that he would retire after the 2010 season. However, after taking a leave of absence to be with his ailing mother in August, he decided to retire earlier, leaving the team in the hands of Quade for the remainder of the year. The Cubs played very well under Quade, going 24-13, giving him a shot at the full-time managerial job in 2011. He was prefered to Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, among others. Quade was let go as manager of the Cubs after a poor 2011 season that saw the team finish 20 games below .500. The Cubs brought in a new front office team of President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer who chose to bring in their own manager instead of keeping the incumbent Quade.

Quade was a roving outfield/baserunning coordinator for the New York Yankees in 2014. In 2015 he returned to managing with the Rochester Red Wings, the Minnesota Twins' top farm team.

Quade and his wife, Tanya, were married on September 27, 1997.

Highlights of his career include winning the 1991 John McHale Award, which was the Montreal Expos' award for excellence in player development. He was the manager of the year in his league in both 1991 and 1993, and in 1999 won the AAA World Series. He won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager on April 18 2004. He has also won the Dominican League Championship and Caribbean World Series and managed Team USA to 4th place in the 1999 Intercontinental Cup.

Preceded by
Lou Piniella
Chicago Cubs Manager
Succeeded by
Dale Sveum

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1985 Macon Pirates South Atlantic League 56-82 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
1986 Macon Pirates South Atlantic League 54-84 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
1989 Rockford Expos Midwest League 74-59 4th Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round
1990 Rockford Expos Midwest League 56-80 12th Montreal Expos
1991 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 87-53 1st Montreal Expos Lost League Finals
1992 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 78-59 3rd Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round
1993 Ottawa Lynx International League 73-69 5th Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round
1994 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League 62-80 10th Philadelphia Phillies
1995 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League 70-72 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1996 West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League 77-61 3rd Oakland A's League Champs
1997 Huntsville Stars Southern League 77-62 1st Oakland A's Lost League Finals
1998 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League 76-67 8th Oakland A's
1999 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League 84-58 1st Oakland A's League Champs
2003 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 70-72 9th (t) Chicago Cubs
2004 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 79-64 4th Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
2005 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 64-75 13th Chicago Cubs
2006 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League 48-47
5th (t) Chicago Cubs replaced by Bobby Dickerson (6-5) July 19
replaced Dickerson July 29
2010 Chicago Cubs National League 24-13 5th Chicago Cubs replaced Lou Piniella (51-74) on August 23
2011 Chicago Cubs National League 71-91 5th Chicago Cubs
2015 Rochester Red Wings International League 77-67 5th (t) Minnesota Twins
2016 Rochester Red Wings International League 81-63 4th Minnesota Twins
2017 Rochester Red Wings International League 80-62 3rd (t) Minnesota Twins

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