Full Name: Jeffrey Allen Torborg
Height: 6'0.5" Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: November 26, 1941 in Plainfiled, NJ
Major League Career: 1964 to 1973
Managerial Debut: 1977, 2001
Following the sale of the Marlin's to the Expos owner, Jeff Torborg went with the whole Montreal management to Florida in 2002. Jeff was fired 38 games into the 2003 season after a 16-22 start.
|MANAGERIAL CAREER: Torborg is the tenth different manager in Expos' history...Has a record of 560-645 (.465) in 1,205 games at the helm of four teams...His first job as manager was with Cleveland when he succeeded Frank Robinson on June 19, 1977...Compiled a 157-201 record in his tenure as the leader of the Indians...Was discharged on July 23, 1979...Joined the Yankee coaching staff on August 1, 1979...Stayed with New York for 10 seasons...Served as a coach with Cleveland from 1975 until he became a manager. Torborg managed the Chicago White Sox from 1989 to 1991...Compiled a 250-235 record in Chicago...In his second year with the White Sox, he guided the youngest team in the major leagues to a 94-68 record...His club improved by 25 games over the 1989 mark of 69-72...Chicago's winning percentage of .580 was the third best in the major leagues...For those accomplishment, was named the Manager of the Year by the Associated Press, United Press International, The Sporting News and the Baseball Writers Association of America...In 1991, the White Sox were 87-75 and finished second in the AL West Division...Returned to New York to manage the Mets in 1992 and held that position until May 1993...His record with the Mets was 85-115. PLAYING CAREER: Torborg played 10 years in the major leagues, seven with the Dodgers and three with the California Angels...Signed as a free agent with the Dodgers at the urging of television star Ozzie Nelson, who, like Jeff, was an alumnus at Rutgers University...Was a member of the Dodgers' World Championship team in 1965 and the pennant winning club in 1966...Caught three no-hitters in his career, Sandy Koufax in 1965, Bill Singer in 1970 and Nolan Ryan with the Angels in 1973...Was also behind the plate in 1968 when Don Drysdale pitched his fifth consecutive shutout...Also caught Koufax and Ryan when they set single-season strikeout records...Sent by the Dodgers to the Angels for cash considerations on March 13, 1971...Traded by California to the Cardinals on December 6, 1973...Retired in Spring, 1974. BROADCAST CAREER: Torborg became a baseball analyst for CBS Radio and Television in 1994...Covered the League Championships Series and World Series for CBS Radio in 1995, 1996 and 1997 with Vin Scully...Switched to Fox Network in 1996 until his appointment with the Expos. PERSONAL: Jeff and wife Suzy have three sons: Doug (36), Greg (33) and Dale (29)...Earned a B.S. degree in education from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and holds a master's degree in athletic administration from Montclair State...His thesis was on the effects of platooning in baseball.|
|Team and League
Games managed (including ties)
Percentage of games won
Manager/Year (The latter number indicates how many managers the team employed that year, while the former indicates the chronological position of the manager [i.e. 1-2 would mean this manager was the first of two managers during that year]).
Expected Wins. Calculated for the team based on its actual runs scored and allowed. A team that allows exactly as many runs as it scores is predicted to play .500 ball.
Actual Wins Minus Expected Wins (A measure of the extent to which a team outperformed (or underperformed) its talent. (Over time this reflects good/bad managing).
Team's final standing for the season or, in the case of multiple managers, the standings at the time the manager departed.