Sam Perlozzo
Sam Perlozzo 2012.jpg
Perlozzo as Phillies first base coach, 2012
Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1951-03-04) March 4, 1951 (age 71)
Cumberland, Maryland
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1977, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1979, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.269
Win–loss record128–172
Winning %.427
NPB statistics
Batting average.281
Home runs15
Runs batted in43
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Samuel Benedict Perlozzo (born March 4, 1951) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, most recently with the Baltimore Orioles.


After graduating from Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Maryland, Perlozzo was drafted by the Twins after playing college ball at George Washington University. His professional baseball career included parts of two seasons as a reserve with the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres, along with one season with the Yakult Swallows in 1980.

Going into the last game of the 1977 season Perlozzo's teammate, Rod Carew, had 99 RBIs. Perlozzo started the game at shortstop in place of Roy Smalley, and just as Perlozzo was about to bat for the first time in the game, manager Gene Mauch grabbed him by the arm and said, "I want you to go up there and hit a triple, right now, this at-bat. You hit a triple, understand?" Perlozzo did hit a triple, and Carew hit a single to gain his 100th RBI of the season.[1]

With the Orioles, he was promoted from bench coach to interim manager after manager Lee Mazzilli was fired on August 4, 2005, during the team's worst losing streak of the season.[2] The Orioles went 23–32 under Perlozzo that season. On October 12, the "interim" title was dropped as Perlozzo was named the team's manager. In 2006, Perlozzo's first full season as manager of the Orioles, the team finished with a 70–92 record.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos fired Perlozzo as the team's manager on June 18, 2007.[3] Perlozzo was replaced by bullpen coach Dave Trembley on an interim basis then, after some success, had the interim tag removed.

On November 5, 2007, the Seattle Mariners announced that Perlozzo had been hired as their third base coach.[4]

In 2009, Perlozzo was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies to be the team's third base coach.[5] He was moved to first base coach for the 2011 season after former Orioles manager Juan Samuel joined the Phillies staff as third base coach.[6] On October 3, 2012, Perlozzo was dismissed by the Phillies.[7]

Managerial record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
BAL 2005 23 32 .418 4th in AL East
BAL 2006 70 92 .432 4th in AL East
BAL 2007 29 40 .420 fired
Total 128 172 .427 0 0

See also


  1. ^ The Twins at the Met, 2009, Beaver's Pond Press, Edina Minnesota, page 143
  2. ^ Boswell, Thomas (August 5, 2005). "Perlozzo's time has finally come". NBC News. Retrieved February 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Perlozzo out as skipper; MacPhail hired as COO". ESPN. June 18, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Arnold, Kirby (November 5, 2007). "M's bring back Sam Perlozzo to coach third". HeraldNet. Retrieved February 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Burke, Mike (November 13, 2008). "Sam Perlozzo joins world champion Phillies". The Cumberland Times-News. Retrieved February 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Lyons, Peter (November 11, 2010). "Phillies hire Wall of Famer Juan Samuel for Third Base Coaching Job, Move Sam Perlozzo to First Base Coach". The Good Phight. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies fire 1st base coach Sam Perlozzo after finale". PennLive. October 4, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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