Sid Monge

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Isidro Pedroza Monge

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sid Monge played in the major leagues for ten seasons on five teams, the California Angels (1975-1977), the Cleveland Indians (1977-1981), the Philadelphia Phillies (1982-1983), the San Diego Padres (1983-1984) and the Detroit Tigers (1984). In 1989, Monge played for the West Palm Beach Tropics and Gold Coast Suns of the Senior Professional Baseball Association.

Monge gave up Frank Robinson's last career home run in July 1976, two months before Robinson's last game and less than a year before Monge played for manager Robinson. Monge also gave up the first career hit to Tony Gwynn on Gwynn's debut in July 1982, less than a year before becoming Gwynn's teammate.

His main teammates were Toby Harrah, Mike Hargrove, Andre Thornton and Bobby Bonds.

Sid was the pitching coach for the Rockford Expos in 1990, the Fayetteville Generals in 1992, London Tigers in 1993, Jamestown Jammers in 1994, Fayetteville again in 1996, Las Vegas Stars in 1997, AZL Padres, Peoria Chiefs in 2000, Johnson City Cardinals in 2001, Potomac Cannons in 2002, New Jersey Cardinals in 2003-2005, State College Spikes in 2006, and Johnson City again in 2007 then coached for the Monterrey Sultans in 2011.

In 2004, Sid was inducted into the Salon de la Fama del Beisbol, the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1979)
  • Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 (he did not play in the World Series)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tracy J.R. Collins: "Sid Monge", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 124-128. ISBN 978-1933599441
  • Brian P. Wood: "Rupe's Troops, No Más Monge and Tempy Turns It Around: Part of the Padres Golden Era", in Cecilia M. Tan, ed.: Pacific Ghosts, The National Pastime, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2019, pp. 74-78.

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