2014 marks Scioscia's 15th season as Angels manager…Scioscia, under contract through 2018, is the longest tenured manager in the Majors...Owns a 1233-1035 (.544) career mark as the 16th field manager in Angels history…Scioscia's 1233 wins are 14th most for one team, 49 wins shy of Cap Anson's total with the Chicago White Stockings/Colts (1,282)...His .544 winning percentage is best in club history...Scioscia is the 23rd manager in MLB history to notch 1,000 or more wins with one team and just the seventh manager to reach the milestone in his first managerial position (Tom Kelly - MIN, Walter Alston - LAD, Tommy Lasorda - LAD, Earl Weaver - BAL, Danny Murtaugh - PIT, & Red Schoendienst -STL)...2-time BBWAA AL Manager of the Year (2002 & 2009)…One of 24 managers all-time, and the only active, with a career record 190 games above .500 or better; 15 of 23 others are Hall of Famers...Ranks second amongst active skippers in career games managed and games won, trailing only Bruce Bochy in both categories...One of 14 managers in MLB history to guide same franchise for at least 15 straight seasons and just the fifth since 1975 (Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox, Sparky Anderson, Tommy Lasorda)…Since 1900, is one of 17 men to have recorded at least 1,100 hits as a player and 1,100 wins as a manager at the Major League level...One of 10 former catchers (primary position) currently managing a Major League team...Under Scioscia, Angels have claimed five division titles in last 10 seasons, surpassing the total of three for franchise over the previous 42 seasons…Only Angels manager to make six playoff appearances (previous best was two) and only Angels manager to win five division titles (Mauch won two, 1982 & 1986)...Was first manager in MLB history to guide his team to playoffs six times in first 10 seasons...Scioscia averages 88.1 wins per season, the most per season in club history…Led Angels to six consecutive winning seasons (2004-09) for first time in club history…Scioscia is the only active manager with at least 1,000 wins with current team.
MANAGERIAL YEARLY SUMMARY
•In his 14th season at the helm of the Angels, led the club to a 78-84 record and third place finish in AL West (-18)...Finished 13.5 games behind Tampa Bay for second Wild Card spot.
•Won 1,200th game on July 19 vs. Oakland...He and Bruce Bochy are only active managers to accomplish the feat.
• Led Angels to a 89-73 record and third place finish in AL West (-5)...Finished four games behind Texas for second Wild Card spot.
• Managed 2,000th career game on June 4 to become the ninth manager in AL history to reach the milestone with one club, and the first since Minnesota's Tom Kelly.
• Guided the Halos to a 86-76 (.531) record and a second place finish in the AL West.
• Notched career victory 1,000 May 8 vs. Cleveland becoming the 56th manager in MLB history with 1,000 or more victories.
• Led Angels to a 80-62 record and third place finish in AL West (-10).
• Coached the American League All-Star team alongside manager Joe Girardi.
• Won third consecutive A.L. West crown and led Angels to at least 90 wins for the 10th time in club history.
• Captured 900th career win in final game of season (10/4 at Oak., 5-3 win).
• Led Angels to a 100-62 (.617) record for their first-ever 100-win season (previous high was 99 in 2002) and another AL West crown.
• Following 2008 season, had contract extended through 2018...Reached 800-win plateau, Sept. 22, with 2-1 win at Seattle.
• Skippered Angels to 94-68 (.580) record and third AL West Crown in four seasons.
• Became winningest manager in Angels history, May 4, 2007, with a 5-1 victory over White Sox, giving him 626 wins and eclipsing Bill Rigney's previous record mark of 625 (in nine seasons).
• Reached 700-win plateau, Sept. 20 (in his 1,287th game) and was fastest MLB manager to reach 700 career wins since Mike Hargrove did so in 1,273 games (Aug. 22, 1999).
• Led Angels to 89-73 record and second place finish in AL West and third consecutive winning season (first time ever in club history).
• Earned 600th career win, Sept. 15th at Texas (a 2-1 win in 11 innings).
• On Nov. 4, 2006, had contract extended through 2009 with club option for 2010.
• Guided Angels to 95-67 mark and second straight West Division title (first time in club history).
• Earned 500th career win, Sept. 1 vs. Oakland (3-0).
• Directed Angels to club's first West Division title in 18 seasons (1986) with a 92-70 record.
• Earned 400th career victory, Aug. 19 at Tampa Bay (10-7).
• Led Angels to a 77-85 record and third place finish in the AL West (-19).
• On July 12, received two-year contract extension through 2007 with club option for 2008.
• Was A.L. manager for 74th All-Star Game in Chicago (IL), July 15th (A.L. won, 7-6).
• Led Angels to World Championship and a then best record in club history (99-63).
• Honored as 2002 &"Major League Manager of Year" by Baseball America and 2002 A.L. Manager of the Year by The Sporting News, USA Today Sports Weekly and BBWAA.
• Named recipient of the 2002 C.I. Taylor Award for A.L. Manager of the Year by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
• Became 17th person in history to win World Series Championship as both player and manager.
• Led Angels to A.L. Wild Card playoff berth in 2002 (-4 behind Oakland).
• Increase in wins (24; 75-87 in 2001, 3rd in AL West) and games in standings (37; -41 in 2001) from one year to next is best in club history.
• Compiled 75-87 record, guiding Angels to third place finish in A.L. West (-41).
• Club extended his contract through 2005 season (with club option for 2006), Aug. 20, 2001.
• Posted 82-80 record in debut season, guiding Angels to third place finish in A.L. West (-9 1/2).
• Led club to 12-win improvement from 1999 season (best since 14 in 1997) and 15 1/2 game increase in standings from previous season.
MINOR LEAGUE COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
In 1999, served as manager of Albuquerque Dukes (Los Angeles' Triple-A affiliate) of Pacific Coast League in 1999...Guided Dukes to 65-74 record and third place finish in league's Central Division, before resigning Sept. 20...Served as Dodgers' bench coach in 1997-98 and as organization's minor league catching coordinator in 1995-96...In 1997, coached third base from May 16-June 3 when Joe Amalfitano missed 18 games due to personal reasons...Coached first base from July 14 through remainder of season after Reggie Smith underwent neck surgery...Managed Peoria Javelinas to Arizona Fall League Championship in 1997...Team set AFL record in batting average (.317) and led league in ERA (4.15).
Selected by Los Angeles in first round (19th overall) of June 1976 free agent draft...Played 15 major league seasons as catcher with L.A. (1980-92), San Diego (1993) and Texas (1994)...Owns .259 (1131/4373) career average with 68 home runs and 446 RBI in 1,441 games...Played all 1,441 games with Dodgers after missing final two seasons of career due to right shoulder injury...Retired as player with Texas, Aug. 2, 1994, following comeback attempt from surgery, May 18, 1993, to repair torn rotator cuff of right shoulder (occurred during spring training with San Diego, March 1993)...Is Dodgers' all-time leader in games caught with 1,395...Set record, June 8, 1991 at Chicago, appearing in 1,219th game, passing John Roseboro...Caught 100-or-more games 10 times in career, including nine straight seasons (1984-92)...Also ranks among Dodgers' all-time leaders in walks (567), doubles (198), games, hits and total bases...Posted .988 fielding percentage (114 E / 9,186 TC) and ranks 13th in putouts (8,335) and 14th in total chances on all-time catchers' list...Led N.L. catchers in total chances three times (1987, 1989 & 1990) and assists twice (1989 & 1992)...Named to N.L. All-Star team in 1989 and 1990...Started 1990 Mid-Summer Classic at Wrigley Field (replacing injured Padre Benito Santiago)...Became first Dodger catcher to start an All-Star Game since Roy Campanella in 1954...Named to first All-Star team in 1989 at Anaheim as reserve...Caught two no-hitters in career, thrown by Fernando Valenzuela (June 29, 1990 vs. SL) and Kevin Gross (Aug. 17, 1992 vs. SF)... Appeared in one Division Series (1981) and four League Championship Series (1981, 1983, 1985 & 1988), and was member of Los Angeles Dodgers' 1981 and 1988 World Championship teams...Hit home run in Game 1 of 1981 LCS against Montreal and two-run game-tying home run off Dwight Gooden in ninth inning of Game 4 of 1988 LCS against New York.
•Commissioner Bud Selig formed a special committee of baseball veterans prior to the 2010 season - field managers, general managers, club owners and presidents - that combined have more than four hundred and fifty years of baseball experience - to review and examine all on-field related issues...Field Managers to this committee included - Tony La Russa; Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia and and Joe Torre.
•Active in numerous Community Relations activities, including, 65 Roses (co-chairman with Don Baylor), American Red Cross Blood Drive, the Angels Baseball Foundation's annual Golf Tournament and Water Safety Campaigns, and California Office of Traffic Safety's Safe Driver Campaign…Supports Operation Gratitude, an outreach program for U.S. Military Troops serving overseas...Established the Mike Scioscia Pro Players Golf Classic in 2004 which is held annually
to benefit Amateur Baseball Development Group…Also hosts annual Angels Gene Autry RBI League Coaches Clinic…In 2005, began Mike Scioscia's Youth Baseball Clinic in Thousand Oaks, CA which he holds annually to support local little leagues…Has supported Make-A-Wish Foundation by assisting with numerous wish opportunities for children and also served as keynote speaker at the Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Grant Makers Fundraiser Luncheon...Named Angels representative for MLB Home Run Challenge to benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation...Honored as 2001 Sportsman of the Year by Orange County Youth Sports Foundation…Presented Humanities Award by Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital in Los Angeles in 1992 for his civic contributions.
•Inducted into Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame, Oct. 9, 2003, for leading the 1997 Peoria squad to the AFL championship.
•Played baseball, basketball and football at Springfield (PA) High School…Named Delaware County baseball player of year in 1975 and 1976 and two-time all-area selection in baseball and football…Invited by International Baseball Federation to conduct clinic in Italy during 1998 offseason…Full name is Michael Lorri Scioscia.