Don Mattingly Biography

Don Mattingly, known as “Donnie Baseball” to New York Yankees fans, burned through each of the 14 years of his Major League Baseball profession with the New York Yankees. Probably the best Yankee player ever, he played for the club during a period, 1982-1995, when the Yankees didn’t make the World Series. Mattingly is considered by numerous individuals to be the best Yankee who always lost a title.

Don Mattingly’s Early Life

Donald Mattingly was born in Evansville, Indiana, on April 20, 1961. Mattingly had a hard-working attitude ingrained in him by his dad, who worked as a postal worker. He originally positioned baseball in the lawn – rounds of Wiffle ball, which is the place where he initially figured out how to hit the alternate way, in light of the fact that a fly ball that arrived on the family carport in the left-field considered a homer.

He continued on to coordinate baseball, and in 1973 was an individual from the Great Scott Little League title group from Evansville. He ultimately played at Reitz Memorial High School, a Catholic school in Evansville, where the group won 59 straight triumphs with Mattingly driving the way.

The group won the state title in 1978. Starting at 2020, he actually holds the school’s records for hits, copies, significantly increases, runs batted in, and runs scored. He holds the Indiana state record for significant increases, with 25.

The Yankees signed him in the 1979 draft, despite the fact that he had focused on playing at Indiana State University. Mattingly ended up skipping school and reporting to the Yankees.

Don Mattingly Coaching and managing career

New York Yankees (2004–2007)

Don joined the Yankees coaching staff and spent seven seasons as a special instructor during Yankees’ spring training in Tampa, Florida from 1997 through 2003.

Los Angeles Dodgers (2008–2015)

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Mattingly to be a part of the coaching staff as hitting coach. Eventually, he was replaced as hitting coach, citing family reasons, instead of serving as major league special assignment coach for the Dodgers in 2008. March 31, 2011, Don made his debut managerial career by defeating in-state rival and defending champion San Francisco Giants 2–1 at Dodger Stadium.

Mattingly and the Dodgers agreed on a three-year contract extension for him to remain as manager of the Dodgers which made him the first manager in the history of the Dodgers franchise. He mutually parted ways with the Dodgers on October 22, 2015.

Miami Marlins (2016–present)

In late 2015, Miami Marlins signed Mattingly on a four-year contract and led the Marlins to win 79 games in his first year.

Don Mattingly Managerial Records

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
LAD 2011 161 82 79 .509 3rd in NL West
LAD 2012 162 86 76 .531 2nd in NL West
LAD 2013 162 92 70 .568 1st in NL West 5 5 .500 Lost NLCS (STL)
LAD 2014 162 94 68 .580 1st in NL West 1 3 .250 Lost NLDS (STL)
LAD 2015 162 92 70 .568 1st in NL West 2 3 .400 Lost NLDS (NYM)
LAD total 809 446 363 .551 8 11 .421
MIA 2016 161 79 82 .491 3rd in NL East
MIA 2017 162 77 85 .475 2nd in NL East
MIA 2018 161 63 98 .391 5th in NL East
MIA 2019 162 57 105 .352 5th in NL East
MIA 2020 60 31 29 .517 2nd in NL East 2 3 .400 Lost NLDS (ATL)
MIA 2021 162 67 95 .414 4th in NL East
MIA total 868 374 494 .431 2 3 .400
Total 1,677 829 857 .489 10 14 .417

Don Mattingly Net Worth

Don Mattingly has an estimated net worth of $25 million as the manager of the Miami Marlins.

Don Mattingly Twitter

Don Mattingly has a Twitter account with less following. The latest check by Mufcarena showed that the popular coach has 48 followers. He operates under the username @donmattingly8


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