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Joe Maddon
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Maddon with the Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs – No. 70
Manager
Born: February 8, 1954 (1954-02-08) (age 66)
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Managerial record 1,073–922–1
Winning % .538
Teams

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards
  • 3× Manager of the Year (2008, 2011, 2015)
  • World Series champion (2002, 2016)

Joseph John Maddon Jr. (born February 8, 1954) is an American professional baseball manager for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Maddon began his coaching career in MLB with the California Angels in 1993. He served two stints as interim manager during this time. He managed the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 through 2014, winning the 2008 American League pennant.

After opting out of his contract following the 2014 season, he joined the Cubs, led them to the 2015 National League Championship Series and was named the 2015 National League Manager of the Year. In 2016, Maddon managed the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908, which they won against the Cleveland Indians.

Early life and career

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Maddon attended Lafayette College, where he played baseball and football. He graduated in 1976. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Lafayette College on September 2, 2010.

Maddon played in Minor League Baseball as a catcher, having signed with the California Angels as a free agent in 1975, but never advanced higher than Class A, which he played for four seasons.

He worked in the Angels organization for 31 years, including time as a minor league manager, scout, roving minor league hitting instructor, and coach for the major league team.

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