P.J. Carey

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Paul Jerome Carey

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical information[edit]

P.J. Carey was a longtime minor league manager, who spent 14 years in the Pioneer League or Northwest League, and only one season above A ball.

A catcher, Carey played four seasons in Philadelphia Phillies system. He started his minor league managerial career at age 26 with the Central Oregon Phillies. Following stints as a skipper in the Phillies, Seattle Mariners, and Cincinnati Reds systems, he joined the Colorado Rockies organization in 1993 as manager of the AZL Rockies. He led the Asheville Tourists to an 84-52 record in 1996 and was named South Atlantic League Manager of the Year. He was the Phillies' minor league catching coordinator in 1982 when he took over Spartanburg in June.

Carey was a member of the Rockies big league coaching staff in 1997. The following summer, he led the AZL Rockies to an Arizona League championship and was the circuit's Manager of the Year. He once again was named the league's Manager of the Year two years later. In 2007, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as Minor League Field Coordinator. In 2011 and 2012, was a Senior Advisor, Player Development for the club. He passed away the following winter.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1980 Central Oregon Phillies Northwest League 31-39 7th Philadelphia Phillies
1981 Bend Phillies Northwest League 31-39 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1982 Spartanburg Traders South Atlantic League 33-35 6th Philadelphia Phillies Replaced Tony Taylor (36-36) on June 23
1983 Helena Phillies Pioneer League 16-54 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1985 Bend Phillies Northwest League 39-35 3rd (t) Philadelphia Phillies
1988 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League 25-51 8th Seattle Mariners
1989 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League 32-43 7th Seattle Mariners
1990 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League 32-44 6th Seattle Mariners
1991 Charleston Wheelers South Atlantic League 17-7 -- Cincinnati Reds replaced by Dave Miley on May 6
Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 25-44 6th Cincinnati Reds
1992 Charleston Wheelers South Atlantic League 77-64 3rd Cincinnati Reds Lost League Finals
1993 AZL Rockies Arizona League 21-32 7th Colorado Rockies
1994 AZL Rockies Arizona League 23-32 7th Colorado Rockies
1995 Portland Rockies Northwest League 41-34 3rd Colorado Rockies
1996 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League 84-52 1st Colorado Rockies Lost in 2nd round
1998 AZL Rockies Arizona League 42-14 1st Colorado Rockies none League Champs
1999 AZL Rockies Arizona League 28-28 4th (t) Colorado Rockies
2000 AZL Rockies Arizona League 35-19 2nd Colorado Rockies Lost League Finals
2001 Casper Rockies Pioneer League 37-39 4th (t) Colorado Rockies Lost in 1st round
2002 Carolina Mudcats Southern League 35-71 8th Colorado Rockies
2003 Casper Rockies Pioneer League 28-48 7th Colorado Rockies
2004 Casper Rockies Pioneer League 33-40 7th Colorado Rockies
2005 Casper Rockies Pioneer League 38-38 4th Colorado Rockies
2006 Casper Rockies Pioneer League 27-49 8th Colorado Rockies
Totals 23 years 830-951 1 League Championship

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