LLOYD McCLENDON (23)
POSITION: Manager, former utility player
NAMED MANAGER: Nov. 5, 2013
• Named the 19th manager (16th full-time) in Mariners history on November 5, 2013.
• Last managed in the Majors in 2005 with Pittsburgh.
• Owns a career 336-446 (.430) record as a Major League manager in five seasons with Pittsburgh (2001-05).
• Served as a coach for the National League squad at the 2003 All-Star Game at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field.
• Named the manager of the Pirates with only prior managerial experience in the California and Arizona Fall Leagues.
• Managed Lancaster in the California Fall League following the 1999 season, leading the club to the league championship.
• Veteran of 34 years in professional baseball, including last 13 as a coach and manager at the Major League level.
• Part of the Detroit Tigers coaching staff from 2006-2013 under manager Jim Leyland.
• Was the Bullpen Coach for the Detroit Tigers in 2006.
• Served as the Tigers hitting coach from 2007-13…Tigers led the Majors in hitting in 2013 with a .283 batting average and were second in runs scored.
• Tigers advanced to the postseason in four of eight seasons he was on staff, including 2006 and 2012 World Series.
• Prior to being named the Pirates manager on Nov. 1, 2000, was Pittsburgh's Hitting Coach from 1997-2000.
• Was the Pirates Minor League Hitting Coordinator in 1996, the year following his retirement from baseball as a player.
PERSONAL: Lloyd Glenn McClendon…resides in Chesterton, IN…Lloyd and his wife, Ingrid, have two adult children, daughter Schenell (4/9/83) and son Bo (10/4/87)…Bo was selected by the Tigers in the 39th round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft and played two seasons (2010-11) in the Tigers organization…Lloyd was an active member in Play Baseball Detroit and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan…played college baseball at Valparaiso University, where he is a member of the school's athletic Hall of Fame…was a two-time all-league selection in 1979-80… graduated from Roosevelt High School (Gary, IN) in 1977, where he was an All-State selection in baseball…participated in the 1971 Little League World Series where he was nicknamed "Legendary Lloyd" after hitting five home runs in five swings and drawing five intentional walks for his Gary, Ind., team… a pitcher in the same series, he struck out 12 batters in 8.0 innings of the championship game against Tainan City, Taiwan…enshrined in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence in Williamsport, PA, on Aug. 26, 2006.
PLAYING CAREER: Began his professional career in 1980 after being selected in the 8th round of the amateur draft by the New York Mets…made his Major League debut April 6, 1987 for the Cincinnati Reds as a pinch-hitter vs. Montreal…had a 16-year professional playing career (1980-95), including eight seasons in the Majors with Cincinnati (1987-88), the Chicago Cubs (1989-90) and Pittsburgh (1990-94)…was a member of four clubs that won a division title with the Cubs in 1989 and the Pirates from 1990-92…he batted .625 (10-for-16) in 11 games during his three appearances in the National League Championship Series… appeared at catcher (50 games, 17 starts), first base (101 G, 62 GS), third base (9 G, 3 GS), left field (138 G, 98 GS) and right field (130 G, 102 GS) in his big league career, and appeared in postseason games at catcher, first base, left field and right field in the NLCS…also appeared in 224 regular-season games as a pinch-hitter.