Begins his 7th season on the major league coaching staff after being appointed on November 10, 2000...Joel served as interim manager during the
second half of the 2002 season, replacing Charlie Manuel on July 11, 2002 after Manuel was relieved of his duties after the All-Star Break...
Compiled a record of 35-41 (.461) in the second half of 2002 in his first big league managerial opportunity, including a record of 15-13 in
September... Was the youngest manager in the big leagues during the second half of 2002 as he and his father, Bob, became the 2nd father/son
managerial tandem in Major League Baseball history...Skinner spent six seasons managing in the Indians Player Development system from 1995-2000...
In his six seasons as minor league manager in the Indians farm system he compiled a record of 448-333 (.574) and guided his team to the playoffs
in five of the six seasons...In 2000, Joel managed the AAA Buffalo Bisons to the best record in the International League and an IL North Division
title with a record of 86-59 (.593)...Skinners leadership of the AAA Bisons in 2000 earned him Minor League Manager of the Year honors from
Baseball America and The Sporting News in addition to being named International League Manager of the Year honors...Was a coach for Team USA
in the 2000 All-Star Futures Game in Atlanta...Joel managed the Akron Aeros in 1998 & 1999 and was named USA Today Baseball Weeklys Minor
League Manager of the Year in 1998 after guiding the Aeros to an 81-60 record and an Eastern League regular season title...Managed the Class A
Kinston Indians (Carolina League) in 1997 as they won titles in both the first and second halves with an 87-53 record, earning him Carolina
League Manager of the Year honors...Managed the Columbus Redstixx (South Atlantic League) in 1996 to a second half title and a regular season
record of 79-63...In 1995 he managed the Watertown Indians to a record of 46- 27 and a New York-Penn League title and Manager of the Year honors...
Spent the 1994 season as a roving catching instructor after retiring during the season.