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Mickey Callaway Biography
Mickey Callaway (born: Michael Christopher Callaway) is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He is the manager for the New York Mets national league of Major League Baseball.
Mickey Callaway Age
Michael Christopher Callaway was born on 13 May 1975 in Memphis Tennessee.
Mickey Callaway Education
Callaway attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee, where he played baseball and basketball. He then joined the University of Mississippi, where he played college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Mickey Callaway High School Career
As a freshman, Callaway was a 5-foot-10 freshman who could dunk an official ball. He was drafted out of high school in the 16th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants but did not sign.
Mickey Callaway Devil Rays
Callaway was selected in the seventh round of the 1996 Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He made his major league debut in 1999 with the Devil Rays. Mickey pitched 6 innings for the win and went 2-for-3 with a run batted in his debut. He was traded to the Anaheim Angels for minor leaguer Wilmy Caceres before the 2002 season.
Mickey Callaway Anaheim Angels
Callaway was the Angels fifth starter at the end of the 2002 season when Aaron Sele went down with a shoulder injury. Callaway pitched well down the stretch and earned a World Series ring with the Angels but he did not appear in any postseason games.
Mickey Callaway Rangers
Callaway was released by the Angels and picked up by the Texas Rangers at the end of 2003, and later finished his Major League career with them in 2004. Callaway went on to play in Asia after the 2004 season. Mickey played for the Hyundai Unicorns in the KBO League where he was a two-time league All-Star from 2005 to 2007.
He also combined for a total of 30 wins (16-9 in 2005 and 14-7 in 2006). In 2007, he was sidelined by an elbow injury and served as the interim Head Coach of Texas A&M International University in 2008. Callaway signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in the 2008 – 2009 offseason, and won his final start to clinch a playoff spot for the team
Mickey Callaway Coach
Mickey signed with the Laredo Broncos of independent United League Baseball as a player-pitching coach. That would be Callaway’s last season as a player.
He joined the Cleveland Indians organization in 2010 as the pitching coach for the Lake County Captains, champions of the Midwest League. Callaway was the pitching coach for the Carolina League runner-up Kinston Indians.
He became the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians prior to the 2013 season. The Cleveland Indians were defeated by the Cubs in 7 games. Their manager said Callaway was the reason they went to the World Series. They produced a Cy Young Award winner in 2014 in Corey Kluber. Cleveland Indians won an AL-best 102 games in 2017 but were defeated by the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series. They led the major leagues in both ERA (3.30) and in pitching strikeouts (1,614). This was the fourth season they led the American League in strikeouts. Cleveland Indians led MLB in curveball usage in Callaway’s time as pitching coach.
Mickey Callaway New York Mets
Mickey was named manager of the New York Mets on October 23, 2017. He succeeded Terry Collins who retired at the end of the 2017 season. Callaway helped set a franchise record for the best start in club history at 11 wins and 1 loss in his first twelve games. He finished the 2018 season with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. Callaway was ejected from a game for the first time in his Major League career on June 12, 2018, for arguing with umpire Stu Scheurwater.
He was then fined by the Mets after getting into a verbal altercation with a reporter. This is after the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Mickey Callaway Height
The Mets manager stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm). He also weighs 190lb (86kg).
Mickey Callaway Salary
Calaway receives $850,000 from the New York Mets as his salary per season.
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