20 Facts About Mike Scioscia

1. Mike Scioscia debuted in 1980 and was handling the primary catching duties by his sophomore season at the behest of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda.

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2. Mike Scioscia told him he would have Nationals pitchers "undressed" in a search for foreign substances.

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3. Mike Scioscia was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky, on March 20, 2014.

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4. Mike Scioscia was the longest tenured manager in Major League Baseball.

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5. Mike Scioscia was further named the overall Major League 2002 Manager of the Year by Baseball America.

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6. Mike Scioscia would retain Maddon as an assistant until Maddon received his own managerial position with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006.

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7. Mike Scioscia had a particularly strong season on offense in 1985, batting.

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8. Mike Scioscia is the Angels' all-time managerial leader in wins, games managed, and division titles.

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9. Mike Scioscia was signed by the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers late in his career, but never appeared in a major league game for either team due to injury.

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10. Mike Scioscia won one World Series and made seven playoff appearances in 19 seasons with the Angels, but did not record a playoff win after 2009.

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11. Mike Scioscia made a second appearance on The Simpsons with the episode "MoneyBart", which premiered on October 10, 2010.

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12. In the storyline, Mike Scioscia is one of several Major League players recruited by Smithers to work a token job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant so that he could play on the plant's softball team against a rival power plant.

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13. Mike Scioscia caught two no-hitters in his career, thrown by Fernando Valenzuela on June 29, 1990 vs the St Louis Cardinals and by Kevin Gross on August 17, 1992 vs the San Francisco Giants.

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14. In 1990, Mike Scioscia became the first Dodger catcher to start in an All-Star Game since Hall of Famer Roy Campanella.

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15. Mike Scioscia was a key player on the Dodgers' 1981 and 1988 World Series champion teams, and is the Dodgers' all-time leader in games caught.

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16. Mike Scioscia hit a dramatic, ninth inning, game-tying home run off the New York Mets' Dwight Gooden in Game 4 of the 1988 National League Championship Series.

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17. Mike Scioscia used the same catcher's mitt for most of his playing career.

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18. Mike Scioscia was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round of the 1976 amateur draft, debuting for the Dodgers in 1980 (replacing Steve Yeager) and went on to play 12 years for the team.

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19. On May 8, 2011, Mike Scioscia became the 56th manager to win 1,000 or more games, and the 23rd to have all 1,000 or more victories with a single team.

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20. Mike Scioscia was honored with the American League Manager of the Year Award in 2002 and 2009.

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