Mark Kotsay

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Mark Steven Kotsay

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mark Kotsay won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Kotsay was also dominant pitcher in college and won the Golden Spikes Award in 1995. Kotsay was the 1995 College World Series Most Outstanding Player.

Kotsay was traded to the Atlanta Braves in January of 2008 for Jamie Richmond and Joey Devine following a physical, due to Kotsay's 2007 injuries.

After working for one season in the San Diego Padres front office following his retirement as a player, on December 1, 2014, Kotsay was hired as the team's hitting coach for the 2015 season, replacing Phil Plantier. In 2016, he moved to the Oakland Athletics as bench coach under manager Bob Melvin. On December 20, 2021, he was announced as Melvin's successor for the 2022 season, after Melvin had moved to manage the San Diego Padres.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Bob Melvin
Oakland Athletics Manager
Succeeded by

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2022 Oakland Athletics American League Oakland Athletics

Further Reading[edit]

  • Martín Gallegos: "'Obsession with Mark': Kotsay A's manager: With long Oakland history, new skipper to build on predecessor's winning culture",, December 21, 2021. [1]
  • Martín Gallegos: "Kotsay eager to begin first season as A's manager",, March 7, 2022. [2]

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