Hit Run Steal sat down with Mickey Callaway, manager of the New York Mets, and got his thoughts on single sport vs multi sport athletes. “ Everyone on that team in that locker room played multiple sports growing up. There is not one that just that played just baseball.”
Mickey was drafted out of high school by the San Francisco Giants in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball Draft but did decided to forego professional baseball and signed to play baseball at Ole Miss. Mickey was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 7th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. Mickey made is Major League debut in 1999 and spent parts of the next 6 years in Major League Baseball with Anaheim Angels and Texas Rangers. Mickey also spent 3 years playing in Korea and Taiwan.
Mickey started his professional coaching career with Cleveland Indians in 2010 as a minor league pitching coach. He continued his minor league coaching career through 2012 with the Indians. Mickey was named the Major League Pitching Coach for the Cleveland Indians prior to the 2013 season and stayed in that capacity through the 2017 season. In October of 2017, Mickey was named the Manager of the New York Mets.
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