List of Nashville Sounds managers and owners

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Marty Brown, Sounds manager from 2001 to 2002, also played third base for the team from 1988 to 1989.

The Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team has employed 26 managers and 9 general managers since its inception in Nashville, Tennessee, in the 1978 season.[1] Three managers have guided the team to win their league's championship.[2] George Scherger led the team to win the Southern League Championship in the 1979 season as the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.[3] Johnny Oates managed the team to another Southern League title in 1982 as the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.[3] In the 2005 season, as the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, Frank Kremblas led the team to win the Pacific Coast League Championship.[4] Ryan Christenson is the team's current manager; he will manage his first Sounds game at the start of the 2017 season.[5]

During a two-week period in July and August 1988, the Sounds went through five different managers.[6] The team started the season with Jack Lind, who left due to health problems.[6] His position was filled on an interim basis by pitching coach Wayne Garland until former manager George Scherger, manager of the 1979 Southern League championship Sounds, was hired.[6] He retired after one game and was replaced by Jim Hoff, who stayed a few days before taking up a position with the Cincinnati Reds' front office.[6] Finally, former Texas Rangers manager Frank Lucchesi was hired to lead the Sounds for the rest of the season.[6]

Three former Sounds players have also managed the Sounds. Seven games into the 1985 season, Leon Roberts, who started the season as a Nashville outfielder, became the acting manager for seven games due to manager Lee Walls coming down with an illness.[7] Roberts was replaced by Gordon Mackenzie and returned to playing for the Sounds. After later retiring from playing, Roberts was hired to manage the 1986 team. Wayne Garland, who pitched for the Sounds in 1982, managed the team briefly during the 1988 managerial shuffle. Marty Brown managed the Sounds from 2001 to 2002 after having played for Nashville in 1988 and 1989.

Four managers have been selected as their league's Manager of the Year. Stump Merrill (1980) won the Southern League Manager of the Year Award, Rick Renick (1993 and 1996) won the American Association Manager of the Year Award, and Frank Kremblas (2007) and Steve Scarsone (2016) have won the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Award.

Trent Jewett won 320 games from 1998 to 2000 and 2003 to 2004, placing him first on the all-time wins list for Sounds managers.[1] Having managed the team for 624 games over five seasons, he is also the longest-tenured manager in team history.[1] The manager with the highest winning percentage over a full season or more is Stump Merrill, whose .622 winning percentage is fifth on the all-time wins list for Sounds managers.[1] Conversely, the lowest winning percentage over a season or more is .437 by manager Mike Guerrero.[1]

Twelve men have served in the capacity of General Manager for the Sounds. Adam Nuse is team's current General Manager.[8] Five men have held principal ownership of the team. Larry Schmittou was the majority shareholder from the team's start until he sold his interest to Al Gordon after the 1996 season.[9][10] Current owners Frank Ward and Masahiro Honzawa purchased Gordon's stake in the team after the 2008 season.[11]

Table key

#
A running total of the number of Sounds managers. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
W%
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed in the regular season
PA
Playoff appearances: number of seasons this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PW%
Playoff winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed in the playoffs
Former Sounds player
Indicates a former Sounds player

Managers

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Trent Jewett, Sounds manager from 1998 to 2000 and 2003 to 2004, won more games (320) than any other Sounds manager.
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Don Money, Sounds manager from 2009 to 2011
A man in a black baseball jersey with red trim and "Music City" written in red letters across the chest, a black cap with an "MC" on the front, and gray pants stands in front of a dugout.
Steve Scarsone, Sounds manager from 2015 to 2016, was selected as the PCL's Manager of the Year in 2016.
# Manager Years Games Wins Losses W% PA PW PL PW% Ref
1 Chuck Goggin 1978 141 64 77 .454 [12]
2 George Scherger 1979 144 83 61 .576 1 5 2 .714 [1]
3 Stump Merrill [a] 1980–1981 286 178 108 .622 2 5 6 .455 [1]
4 Johnny Oates 1982 144 77 67 .535 1 6 2 .750 [13]
5 Doug Holmquist 1983 146 88 58 .603 1 2 3 .400 [14]
6 Jim Marshall 1984 147 74 73 .503 1 1 3 .250 [15]
7 Lee Walls 1985 7 3 4 .429 [7][16]
8 Leon RobertsFormer Sounds player 1985 7 2 5 .286 [7][17]
9 Gordon Mackenzie 1985 127 66 61 .520 [7]
Leon RobertsFormer Sounds player 1986 142 68 74 .479 [17]
10 Jack Lind 1987–1988 217 102 115 .470 [6][18]
11 Wayne GarlandFormer Sounds player 1988 3 1 2 .333 [6][19]
George Scherger 1988 1 0 1 .000 [6]
12 Jim Hoff 1988 22 12 10 .545 [6][20]
13 Frank Lucchesi 1988–1989 185 96 89 .519 [6][21]
14 Pete Mackanin [b] 1990–1992 366 186 180 .508 1 2 3 .400 [22][23]
15 Dave Miley [b] 1992 68 32 36 .471 [23]
16 Rick Renick [c] 1993–1996 575 309 266 .537 2 7 7 .500 [24]
17 Tom Spencer 1997 143 74 69 .517 [24]
18 Trent Jewett [d] 1998–2000 339 176 163 .519 [25]
19 Richie Hebner [d] 2000 85 34 51 .400 [25]
20 Marty BrownFormer Sounds player 2001–2002 284 136 148 .479 [25]
Trent Jewett 2003–2004 285 144 141 .505 1 3 4 .429 [25]
21 Frank Kremblas [e] 2005–2008 572 299 273 .523 3 9 8 .529 [26]
22 Don Money 2009–2011 432 223 209 .516 [27]
23 Mike Guerrero 2012–2013 279 122 157 .437 [28]
24 Charlie Greene [f] 2013 9 2 7 .222 [1]
25 Rick Sweet 2014 144 77 67 .535 [29]
26 Steve Scarsone [g] 2015–present 286 149 137 .521 1 2 3 .400 [30]
27 Ryan Christenson from 2017 [5]
Totals 26 managers 39 seasons 5,587 2,877 2,710 .515 14 40 38 .513

Statistics current through the end of the 2016 season

Managers with multiple tenures

# Manager Years Games Wins Losses W% PA PW PL PW% Ref
2 George Scherger 1979, 1988 145 83 62 .572 1 5 2 .714 [1][6]
8 Leon RobertsFormer Sounds player 1985, 1986 149 70 79 .470 [7][17]
18 Trent Jewett 1998–2000, 2003–2004 624 320 304 .513 1 3 4 .429 [25]

General Managers

General manager Years Ref
Farrell Owens 1978–1982 [31]
George Dyce 1983–1986 [32]
Larry Schmittou 1987–1996 [33][34]
Bill Larsen 1997–1998 [35]
Jeff Sedivy 1999 [36]
Tommy Moncrief 2000 [37]
Glenn Yaeger 2001–2008 [38][39]
Joe Hart 2008 [39][40]
George King 2009–2010 [11]
Brad Tammen 2010–2014 [41]
Garry Arthur 2015–2016 [42]
Adam Nuse 2016–present [8]

Principal owners

Owner(s) Years Ref
Larry Schmittou 1978–1996 [9][10]
Al Gordon 1997–2008 [10][11]
Masahiro Honzawa
Steve Posner
Frank Ward
2009–2011 [11]
Masahiro Honzawa
Frank Ward
2012–present [43][44]

See also

Notes

References

General
  • "All-Time Sounds Managers" (PDF). 2015 Nashville Sounds Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. 2015. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "All-Time Sounds Managers" (PDF). 2015 Nashville Sounds Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. 2015. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Year By Year Results". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Southern League Past Champions". Southern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Leonard, Tim (September 17, 2005). "Sounds Capture PCL Championship". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Sounds Announce 2017 Coaching Staff". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Managerial Merry-Go-Round" (PDF). 2015 Nashville Sounds Media Guide. Minor League Baseball. 2015. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e The Nashville Sounds 1986 Official Souvenir Program. Nashville Sounds. 1986. p. 13. 
  8. ^ a b "Sounds Tab Adam Nuse as New General Manager". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Pratt, Kristin (July 20, 2006). "25 for 25: Stars in the Baseball America Universe". Baseball America. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c Traughber, Bill (April 8, 2008). "Commodore History Corner: Q&A with Larry Schmittou". College Sports Television. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c d Wild, Danny (February 26, 2009). "Sounds Get New Ownership Group, GM". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. .
  12. ^ "Chuck Goggin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Johnny Oates Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Doug Holmquist Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Jim Marshall Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Lee Walls Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "Leon Roberts Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Jack Lind Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Wayne Garland Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  20. ^ "James Hoff Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Frank Lucchesi Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Pete Mackanin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Cincinnati Reds Minor League Affiliations". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Chicago White Sox Minor League Affiliations". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c d e "Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Affiliations". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Frank Kreblas Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Don Money Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Mike Guerrero Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Rick Sweet Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Steve Scarsone Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  31. ^ Traughber, Bill (May 26, 2014). "Looking Back: Farrell Owens Was Sounds' First GM". Pacific Coast League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  32. ^ "George Dyce". The Nashville Sounds 1988 Official Souvenir Program. Nashville Sounds. 1988. p. 19. 
  33. ^ "1987 Nashville Sounds Staff". The Nashville Sounds 1987 Media Guide. Nashville Sounds. 1987. p. 3. 
  34. ^ Mal, Florence (February 16, 1995). "Batter Up? Better Check Ingredients". Los Angeles Times. p. C2. 
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  36. ^ Russell, Keith (January 22, 1999). "Uniforms, GM Part of Sounds' New Look". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved May 8, 2008. 
  37. ^ Russell, Keith (December 10, 1999). "Baseball Team Looks For Sound Management". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved May 8, 2008. 
  38. ^ Duncan, Walker (May 15, 2008). "Sounds Make Line-up Changes". Nashville Post. Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  39. ^ a b Whitehouse, Ken (May 15, 2008). "News Analysis: City Listening For New Sound From Sounds". Nashville Post. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  40. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (August 27, 2008). "Rays, Ripken Join To Buy FSL Team". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Nashville Sounds GM Brad Tammen resigns". WKRN. September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  42. ^ "Sounds GM and COO Garry Arthur to Retire". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Ownership". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  44. ^ Burke, Mack (August 27, 2014). "Faces of Greer: Nine Who Made Stadium Special". The Tennessean. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Manager of the Year". Southern League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Former Expos Boss Might Go to Rockies". Daily News. July 16, 1992. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  47. ^ "Transactions". The Victoria Advocate. June 29, 1992. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  48. ^ "American Association Special Award Winners". Triple-A Baseball.com. Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  49. ^ Cook, Ron (July 5, 2000). "Minor Inconvenience". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  50. ^ "Pacific Coast League Special Award Winners". Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Nashville Sounds Interim Manager Charlie Greene Easily Slides into New Role". Florida Today. May 29, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  52. ^ "Pacific Coast League Special Award Winners". Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
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