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Marcel Lachemann
Pitcher / Manager
Born: (1941-06-13) June 13, 1941 (age 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 1969, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
April 25, 1971, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record7-4
Earned run average3.44
Managerial record161–170
Winning %.486
As player

As manager

As coach

Marcel Ernest Lachemann (born June 13, 1941) is an American professional baseball executive and a former player, manager and pitching coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). As a player, he was a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.


After a three-year stint (196971) in the MLB, he became the pitching coach for the California Angels in 1984. Lachemann stayed with the Angels until the 1993 season, when he was named pitching coach of the newly formed Florida Marlins by his younger brother, manager Rene.[1] His elder brother, Bill, is also a longtime baseball coach and manager who served as Marcel's bullpen coach with the Angels.

In 1994, he replaced Buck Rodgers as manager of the Angels. In 1995, the Angels improved markedly and at one point were 11 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners in August, but suffered a historic collapse and lost a one-game playoff at the end of the season. The Angels never recovered their winning ways, and in August, 1996, Lachemann resigned as manager; it was the closest he ever came to reaching the playoffs as a manager. He later returned to Anaheim as the Anaheim Angels' pitching coach under Terry Collins from 1997 to 1998. In the early 2000s he was the Colorado Rockies pitching instructor, and also served in the Rockies' front office as assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd from 2003 to 2011.

Lachemann served as pitching coach for Team USA during the 2006 World Baseball Classic and the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bullpen coach for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.


  1. ^ "Marlins hire Lachemann". Reading Eagle. 24 October 1992. p. D4. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
Preceded byTom Morgan California Angels pitching coach 1984–1992 Succeeded byChuck Hernandez Preceded byJohn Wathan California Angels interim manager 1992 Succeeded byJohn Wathan Preceded byFranchise established Florida Marlins pitching coach 1993–1994 Succeeded byLarry Rothschild Preceded byBuck Rodgers California Angels manager 1994–1996 Succeeded byJohn McNamara Preceded byJoe Coleman Anaheim Angels pitching coach 1997–1998 Succeeded byDick Pole Preceded byn/a Anaheim Angels minor league field coordinator 1999 Succeeded byDarrell Miller Preceded byMilt May Colorado Rockies pitching coach 2000-2001 Succeeded byJim Wright