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Former Wildcat Becomes One of Baseball’s Youngest Managers

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2015 UK Hall of Fame inductee and Lexington native, Andy Green, will be the manager of the San Diego Padres in 2016.  The 38-year old will be the second-youngest manager in the MLB, behind Tampa Bay’s  Kevin Cash who is only five months younger.

Green set five UK records in the late 90’s that still stand today – hits, runs, games, games started and at-bats.  Green has spent most of his adult life out West with the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing his 12th season with the organization as the 3rd-base coach.

Even though we aren’t the biggest baseball people around these parts, it’s still pretty damn cool.  You can check out his Hall of Fame introduction from earlier this month here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for Former Wildcat Becomes One of Baseball’s Youngest Managers

  1. your boss
    9:32 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink


  2. Leuther
    9:53 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Hope he can provide a boost to the Padres. They are pathetic…

  3. Steve Finley's Championship Ring
    9:55 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Not the biggest baseball people? Put down the water pipe, bud. Kentuckians make up some of the most passionate baseball fanbases anywhere– St. Louis Cardinals, Cinci Reds and Atlanta Braves all enjoy the support of Kentuckians throughout the state.
    Just because hoops are king, doesn’t mean we ain’t also into other sports BIG TIME!!!!!

  4. Kbo24
    10:26 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Congrats to Andy Green! Is he also the first UK alumni to be an MLB manager? Quite an accomplishment…

    And yeah, just because Drew has a very strange vendetta against the game…as if he were scarred for life because he didn’t make his little league all star team…that doesn’t mean baseball isn’t big in KY.