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Joe Maddon

Chicago Cubs, Manager

Joe Maddon has revolutionized the manager position in baseball. He is the living representation of what hard work, determination, and perseverance can bring to a struggling team looking for a leader. Maddon is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and has well over 800 career managerial wins which places him 8th among active managers. He has been a three time MLB Manager of the Year in 2008, 2011 and 2015.
On November 3, 2014, the Cubs introduced Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in team history. On September 26, 2015, the Cubs clinched their first postseason berth since 2008 under the leadership of Maddon and finished with 97 wins on the season, besting their 2014 campaign by 24 wins. The Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wild Card game to give them their first postseason victory since 2003. He went on to lead the Cubs to a NL Divisional Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for the first ever postseason clinch at Wrigley Field.
Maddon began his managerial career in 1981 with the Idaho Falls (A). The following season he was named Northwest League Manager of the Year after guiding the Salem Angels (A) to the league championship.
A former player, Maddon’s professional career began in 1975 when he was signed as a free agent catcher for the Single-A affiliates in Quad Cities, Salinas, and Santa Clara. Maddon batted .267 with five home runs in his minor league career, before moving to scouting and managing.
Maddon has received numerous awards and recognition for his innovative sports management prowess, including the 2008 and 2011 MLB American League Manager of the Year Award from the Baseball Writers Association of America. Maddon was also named the 2008 and 2011 AL Manager of the Year by the Sporting News and USA Today. He also received the Chuck Tanner Award as the major league manager of the year in 2008, voted on by former major league players, executives, and sports media. In 2015, Maddon was named Baseball Writer’s Association of America’s MLB National League Manager of the Year. He was the only NL manager to appear on all 30 ballots and only the seventh manager to win the award three times.
Chicago Cubs, Manager

Joe Maddon has revolutionized the manager position in baseball. He is the living representation of what hard work, determination, and perseverance can bring to a struggling team looking for a leader. Maddon is the current ma...
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