Ron Hassey

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Ronald William Hassey

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Biographical Information[edit]

The only player in Major League Baseball history to catch two perfect games, Ron Hassey caught Len Barker's perfect game in 1981, and Dennis Martinez's perfect game in 1991.

Hassey led Team USA to a Gold Medal in the 1975 Intercontinental Cup. He paced the event in runs (9) and tied for the most hits (14). He led the 1975 Pan American Games with 9 RBI; the US won the Silver Medal. He also won Gold with the US at the 1974 Amateur World Series.

He had the highest average among all catchers in 1980 with a .310 batting average. He missed most of 1984 with a knee injury, also missed much of 1987 season with a bicep injury.

In less than a one year period, Hassey was traded between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox three times.

After his playing career ended, Hassey spent a year as a Yankees scout before joining the expansion Colorado Rockies as a coach for their first three seasons (1993-1995). After spending a year as a St. Louis Cardinals coach in 1996, he worked in the Arizona Diamondbacks front office for seven seasons. He managed the Carolina Mudcats in 2004, and in 2005 and 2006, Hassey was a Seattle Mariners coach.

His father, outfielder Bill Hassey, played in the minors in 1949 and 1950, and his son, infielder Brad Hassey, played in the Toronto Blue Jays chain from 2002 to 2007.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2004 Carolina Mudcats Southern League 73-66 2nd (t) Florida Marlins
2010 Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League 46-92 12th Florida Marlins
2011 Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League 60-80 12th Florida Marlins
2012 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 73-67 7th Miami Marlins
2013 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League 72-72 9th Miami Marlins

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