Roy McMillan

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Roy David McMillan

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Biographical Information[edit]

After retiring as a player, Roy McMillan was a coach for the Jacksonville Suns in 1967. He then managed in the New York Mets system in 1968-1969. He was a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1970 to 1972, managing the team for two games in 1972 after Dave Bristol was fired. He then moved back to the Mets as a coach in 1974 and replaced Yogi Berra as manager partway through the 1975 season. The team did slightly worse under his guidance, and he was not retained for the following year. He also managed in the Minnesota Twins chain in 1977-1980.He then scouted for the Montreal Expos (1982-??).

McMillan, in 1960, became the first MLB shortstop with a five-hit, two-home run game. It would be 23 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. became the second, in 1983, followed by John Valentin in 1995. In 2000, another Reds shortstop became the second National League shortstop to do so, following McMillan - Barry Larkin. Asdrubal Cabrera became #5 in 2011.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time NL All-Star (1956 & 1957)
  • 3-time Gold Glove Winner (1957/ML, 1958/NL & 1959/NL)

Preceded by
Yogi Berra
New York Mets Manager
Succeeded by
Joe Frazier

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1968 Visalia Mets California League 61-79 7th (t) New York Mets
1969 Visalia Mets California League 30-23 -- New York Mets replaced by Chuck Estrada (1-1) on June 9
Memphis Blues Texas League 44-37 4th New York Mets League Champs replaced Pete Pavlick (22-28) on June 9
1972 Milwaukee Brewers American League 1-1 -- Milwaukee Brewers replaced Dave Bristol (10-20) on May 28 /
replaced by Del Crandall on May 30
1975 New York Mets National League 26-27 3rd New York Mets replaced Yogi Berra (56-53) on August 6
1977 Visalia Oaks California League 65-75 4th Minnesota Twins
1978 Visalia Oaks California League 97-42 1st Minnesota Twins League Champs
1979 Orlando Twins Southern League 60-81 9th Minnesota Twins
1980 Orlando Twins Southern League 65-78 7th Minnesota Twins

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