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Joey Amalfitano

Joey Amalfitano
Second baseman
Born: (1934-01-23) January 23, 1934 (age 82)
San Pedro, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 3, 1954 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1967 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .244
Hits 418
Runs 248

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John Joseph Amalfitano (born January 23, 1934) is a former utility infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played a combined ten seasons with the New York/San Francisco Giants (1954–1955, 1960–1961, 1963), Houston Colt .45s (1962) and Chicago Cubs (1964–1967), and managed the Cubs from 19791981. Amalfitano is perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers' third-base coach for sixteen years from 1983 to 1998, which included a World Series championship. He is currently a special assistant for player development for the San Francisco Giants, primarily working in its farm system.

Playing career

A native of San Pedro, California, Amalfitano attended Loyola University of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Because he signed a "bonus contract" when he became a professional player in

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Managerial/coaching career

After playing his final game on June 27, 1967, Amalfitano became a coach for the Cubs, serving under his first-ever manager, Leo Durocher. He moved back to the Giants as a coach in

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Amalfitano served as Chicago's interim manager after Franks' resignation in September 1979, compiling a record of 2–5 to finish the season. That autumn, the Cubs appointed Preston Gómez manager, with Amalfitano retained as a coach. But when Chicago started the

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However, he remained active in baseball, returning to coaching with the Cincinnati Reds (

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Preceded by
Tommy Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers Third Base Coach
Succeeded by
Glenn Hoffman