Joel Skinner

Full Name: Joel atrick Skinner
Height: 6-4 Weight: 204 lbs.
Born: February 21, 1961 in La Jolla, CA
Major League Career: 1983 to 1991
Managerial Debut: July 11, 2002

Year TM/L G W L PCT M/Y W-EXP A-E Standing
2002 CLE-A 75 35 40 0.467 2-2 35.2 -0.2 3 Central
Totals 1 75 35 40 0.467   35.2 -0.2  

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.





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.