Terry Collins has been the NY Mets manager for the last 6 years. He was named the 20th manager in Mets history on November 23, 2010. Since then he has managed 972 games, 481 wins and 491 losses, the third most games among Mets managers. Davey Johnson leads with 1012 games. Bobby Valentine holds second place with 1003 games. Collins can takeover first place if he completes this year as manager.
Terry Collins is the Oldest Manager
Listed at a generous 5’9″ and 158 lbs, Collins is known for his high-energy, pepper-pot personality. He will turn 68 in May and is the oldest manager in major league baseball. He missed a game against the Milwaukee Brewers back in June after being hospitalized overnight due to a health scare. Collins told ESPN last year:
I just need to re-evaluate at the end of this coming year what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling. I’ve always said a lot of it will be dictated by how I’m feeling. This was a tough year. It [the travel] takes a toll on everybody. You talk to the players. If you noticed, that [Labor Day game] was the day we gave everybody off because they were stinking beat. This travel is hard, especially with the late-night scheduling that is prevalent throughout baseball. There are so many night games where you’re traveling after the game and getting into towns at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning. And the next thing you know, if you ever have a day game pop up on you, it’s tough to do.
Future NY Mets Manager?
It’s interesting to note that Terry joined the Mets in 2010 as a minor league field coordinator, overseeing all on-field aspects of the Mets’ minor league spring training, mini camps, and the fall instructional league. He was responsible for all phases of the Mets’ minor league operations, including instruction, discipline, and player and staff evaluations. His possible successor is Dick Scott, beginning his second year as Collins bench coach. He previously served as the director of player development for the Mets from 2013-2015. But before that, just like Terry, he was the club’s minor league field coordinator from 2011-2012.
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