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• Thomas Andrew Nieto was named the Mets' catching instructor on November 26, 2004.
• Managed the Palm Beach Cardinals (A) of the Florida State League during the 2003-2004 seasons...Compiled a 127-145 record during that period...Has compiled 570 career wins as a minor league manager.
• Spent eight seasons in the New York Yankees organization from 1995-2002...Served as the Yankees' major league catching coach from 2000-2001.
• Managed several different minor league teams for the Yankees...In 1998, he led Greensboro (A) to the South Atlantic League Championship Series...Managed Tampa (A) of the Florida State League from 1999-2000.
• In 1997, he was named Best Managerial Prospect in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America...Led Greensboro to a 75-65 mark and a trip to the SAL finals.
• Spent the 1993-1994 seasons managing Charleston (A) of the South Atlantic League...Posted a 141-138 record.
• Began his coaching career in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1992 as a coach for Chattanooga (AA) of the Southern League.
• Hit .205 (127-619) with 24 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 69 RBI in 251 major league games while serving primarily as a back-up catcher from 1984-1990 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies.
• Was a member of the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins and the 1985 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals...Had five World Series at-bats with one RBI in two starts for the Cardinals vs. Kansas City in 1985.
• Drafted by St. Louis in the third round of the June, 1981 Free Agent Draft out of Oral Roberts University.
• Inducted into the Oral Roberts University Athletic Hall of Fame in January, 2006.

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