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Terry Collins #10

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• Collins, 65, was named the 20th manager in New York Mets history on Nov. 23, 2010, when he signed a two-year contract with a club option for 2013...The Mets exercised the 2013 club option on Sept. 27, 2011...Was given a two-year contract extension on Sept. 30, 2013.

• Has a 748-778 (.490) record in 1,526 Major League games.

• Has won 304 games with the Mets, the fourth most in team history, behind Davey Johnson (595), Bobby Valentine (536) and Gil Hodges (339).

• Managed his 1,500th game on Aug. 30, 2014...Seven active managers have reached that plateau.

• Named to his second consecutive National League All-Star coaching staff in 2013 by Bruce Bochy...The American League won, 3-0, at Citi Field on July 16.

• Named to the 2012 National League All-Star coaching staff by Tony La Russa...The National League won, 8-0, at Kansas City...He was also a coach for the NL at the 1995 All-Star Game at Texas under Felipe Alou.

• Won his 500th Major League game on Aug. 6, 2011, with New York's 11-7 win at Atlanta.

• Managed again after a gap of 11 seasons (2000-2010)...Over the last 30 years, only two other men have returned as full-time managers (not interim appointments) after as long a break: Larry Bowa (1988 with San Diego and 2001 with Philadelphia) and Ray Miller (1986 with Minnesota and 1998 with Baltimore).

• Spent six years as a Major League manager, leading the Anaheim Angels and Houston Astros to winning records and second-place finishes in his five full seasons...Managed the Angels from 1997-99 and the Astros from 1994-96, compiling an overall record of 444-434 (.506)...Resigned as Anaheim's manager on Sept. 3, 1999.

• Joined the Mets in 2010 as a Minor League field coordinator overseeing all on-field aspects of the Mets' Minor League Spring Training, mini camps and Fall Instructional League...Was responsible for all phases of the Mets' Minor League operations, including instruction, discipline and player and staff evaluations.

• Served as the manager of the Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League from 2007-08...Guided Team China in the 2009 World Baseball Classic to its first tournament victory.

• Was the director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2005-06 after serving as the Dodgers' field coordinator from 2002-04.

• Was the third base and bullpen coach for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2001.

• Served as an advance scout with the Chicago Cubs in 2000

• Was the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen coach from 1992-93.

• Managed 11 years in the Minors from 1981-1991, capturing the Pacific Coast League championship in 1987 with the Albuquerque Dukes...Named the Minor League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News that season. 

• Led Lodi Dodgers (73-67) to the California League (Class A) championship in his first year as a manager in 1981, defeating Visalia, three games to two, in the championship series.

• Also was a manager with Buffalo (Triple-A) of the American Association when the Bisons were affiliated with Pittsburgh from 1989-1991, compiling a 246-186 (.569) record.

• In 1991, led Buffalo to a first-place finish in the Double-A Eastern Division.

• Guided Licey to the Caribbean World Series championship in 1984...Also managed Laguaria of the Venezuelan Winter League in 1988 and 1989 before managing Caracas in 1992...Was at the helm of the Navajoa Mayos of the Mexican Winter League in 1983.

• A former Minor League shortstop, he played 10 seasons in the Minors with the Dodgers from 1974-78, 1980 and 1984 and the Pirates from 1971-73.

• Was originally drafted by Pittsburgh as a shortstop in the 19th round of the June 1971 Free Agent Draft.

• A native of Midland, Michigan, he graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1971 and was twice named to the NAIA Collegiate World Series All Tournament Team in 1968 and 1970.

• Played four seasons of baseball at EMU...Posted a .285 career batting average and led his club in batting as a freshman (.354) and as a senior (.317)...Paced his team in stolen bases all four seasons.

• Was inducted into EMU's Hall of Fame in 1995.

• Terry and his wife, Deborah, make their home in Midlothian, Virginia.

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