Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Larry Bowa is back Phillies pinstripes.
The 67-year-old has joined the coaching staff of new Philadelphia manager Ryne
An in-studio analyst for MLB Network over the past three years, Bowa will
serve as the bench coach.
Bowa, of course, has a long history with the Phillies. He played 12 years with
the club and was a popular member of the 1980 squad that captured the
franchise's first World Series title. Following the 1981 season, Bowa and
Sandberg were dealt to the Chicago Cubs in one of the more lopsided trades in
The former shortstop spent nine years (1988-96) as the Phillies' third base
coach and accumulated a 337-308 record as the team's manager from 2001-04.
Bowa's coaching career also includes stints with the Anaheim Angels (1997-99),
Seattle Mariners (2000), New York Yankees (2006-07) and Los Angeles Dodgers
(2008-10) and a brief managerial post with the San Diego Padres (1987-88).
Sandberg also announced Tuesday that Pete Mackanin has returned to the
Phillies after a one-year hiatus. Mackanin, who will take over the coaching
duties at third base, was the bench coach under Sandberg's predecessor,
Charlie Manuel, from 2009-2012.
Additionally, Steve Henderson will remain the hitting coach, while Wally
Joyner has declined to return as the assistant hitting coach.
The statuses of Juan Samuel and Rod Nichols, meanwhile, have yet to be
determined, but both are being considered for the 2014 staff. Samuel inherited
Sandberg's previous role, shifting across the diamond from first base to third
base coach, once the latter replaced Manuel. Nichols was the bullpen coach.
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