MANAGING AND COACHING CAREER
Don Mattingly is entering his first year as manager for Miami, coming off five-year stint with Dodgers. He and Mike Matheny are only two current MLB managers with 90+ wins in each of last three seasons (Stats LLC)...Since 2013, Mattingly (278 wins) is third-winningest manager in Majors, behind Matheny (287) and Clint Hurdle (280)...With Los Angeles, owned winning records in each of his five seasons, including three consecutive division titles from 2013-15...Mattingly's .551 winning percentage ranked sixth in Dodgers history among managers with at least 250 games at the helm...In his five seasons, Dodgers lead Majors with a .590 winning percentage (206-143) after All-Star break since 2011...Finished second in NL Manager of the Year voting in 2013 after guiding Dodgers from 12 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of first place in June to a division title. Los Angeles won division by 11.0 games over Arizona, completing campaign in first place by their largest margin since moving to the west coast in 1958, and wrapped up the division on Sept. 19, earliest by calendar date that the club clinched first place since moving to Los Angeles...From June 22-Aug. 17, 2013, guided Dodgers on a historic 42-8 (.840) stretch, which was franchise's best 50-game run in modern era (since 1900). According to Elias, the Dodgers' 42 wins were tied for second-most by a Major League team in a 50-game span since 1900: the 1912 Giants, 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals also posted 42-8 records during 50-game runs, while the Cubs went 45-5 during a 50-game stretch in 1906...In first postseason as a manager, led Dodgers to a 3-1 NLDS series victory over Atlanta before falling to St. Louis in six games in NLCS...Won Major League managerial debut with a 2-1 victory over Giants on March 31, 2011...Named the 29th manager in Dodger franchise history on Sept. 17, 2010, replacing Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who he coached under from 2004-10...Became ninth skipper in Los Angeles Dodger history, following Hall of Famers Walter Alston (1954-76) and Tommy Lasorda (1977-96), Bill Russell (1996-98), Glenn Hoffman (1998), Davey Johnson (1999-2000), Jim Tracy (2001-05), Grady Little (2006- 07) and Torre (2008-10)...Was first Dodger skipper to make Major League managerial debut since Jim Tracy in 2001...As a coach, reached playoffs in six of seven seasons...Joined Dodgers staff as club's hitting coach immediately following 2008 All-Star break. After his hire in July 2008, Dodgers responded by hitting .279 (second, NL) in second half while also posting a .350 on-base percentage (third, NL) and a .434 slugging pct. (fourth, NL)...In 2009, Dodgers hit .270, which led National League. Dodgers also led NL with 1,511 hits and a .346 on-base percentage that season...Prior to 2008 season, served as Yankees' bench coach in 2007 and as hitting coach from 2004-06...In 2006, the Yankees led the Major Leagues with 930 runs scored, a .363 on-base percentage and 902 RBI...In first year as hitting coach in 2004, New York set an all-time franchise record of 242 home runs...Was a member of American League coaching staff at 2004 All-Star Game in Houston...Spent seven seasons as a special instructor during Yankees' Spring Training in Tampa, FL from 1997-2003...Skippered Phoenix Desert Dogs in the 2010 Arizona Fall League.
Played entire 14-year Major League career from 1982-95 with New York Yankees...Amassed 2,153 hits, 222 home runs, 1,099 RBI and a .307 lifetime average in 1,785 games...Was six-time American League All-Star and was voted starting first baseman on American League squad in 1987 Midsummer Classic in Oakland...Was nine-time Rawlings® Gold Glove Award winner at first base, including runs of five consecutive awards (1985-89) and four in a row from 1991-94...Won 1984 batting title with a .343 average...Named American League Most Valuable Player in 1985 after batting .324 with 48 doubles, a career-high 35 homers and career-best 145 RBI...In 1986, led AL with 238 hits and 53 doubles. Finished second in MVP vote that season...In 1987, tied Dale Long's Major League record by hitting at least one home run in eight consecutive games (record later tied again by Ken Griffey Jr. of Seattle in 1993)...In '87, set a Major League record by hitting six grand slam home runs in a season, a record matched by Travis Hafner during 2006 season. His grand slams in 1987 were only six of his career...His No. 23 was retired by Yankees on Aug. 31, 1997. Also had a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium that reads in part: "A humble man of grace and dignity, a captain who led by example, proud of the Pinstripe tradition and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence".
Donald Arthur Mattingly…nickname is "Donnie Baseball"...married his wife, Lori, in December 2010 in Indiana...has four sons: Taylor, Preston, Jordan and Louis Riley, who was born Nov. 29, as well as two stepsons, Isaac and Reynolds…Taylor was selected by the Yankees in the 42nd round of the 2003 draft…Preston was selected by the Dodgers as a sandwich pick (31st overall) in the 2006 draft and currently plays college basketball at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas...was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, where a street was re-named in his honor in November 2013 as "Don Mattingly Way"...was one of the nation's top prospects as a high school player at Reitz Memorial High School and was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 19th round of the 1979 draft...created and runs Mattingly Charities, which is designed to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs and donating equipment which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities…has been a regular participant on the Dodgers' Community Caravan and at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation's Bowling Extravaganzas..in 2009, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a brand new "Dodgers Dreamfield" in Los Angeles... donated equipment for the LA Boys and Girls Club from his company, Mattingly Sports...in January 2013, hosted "A Night of Entertainment with Don Mattingly," featuring George Lopez as well as many current Dodger players and Dodger legends... the event raised more than $70,000 for Mattingly Charities...was honored with the Tommy Lasorda Award at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 10th annual "In the Spirit of the Game" dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in 2013... played the part of Mother Ginger in a local Evansville ballet company's production of the Nutcracker in 2012 and 2013...appeared in a baseball-themed episode of The Simpsons, entitled "Homer at the Bat," which originally aired in February 1992.