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Mike Gallego

Oakland Athletics
Second baseman, Shortstop,Coach
Born: October 31, 1960 (1960-10-31) (age 49)
Whittier, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 11, 1985 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 23, 1997 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average     .239
Home runs     42
RBIs     282
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Member of 1989 World Champion Oakland Athletics
  • Led AL in Sacrifice Hits (17) in 1990

Michael Anthony Gallego (born October 31, 1960, in Whittier, California) is the Oakland Athletics third base and infield coach, and a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals from 1985 to 1997.

Baseball career

Gallego was the A's starting second baseman during their three-year run of A.L. Championships from 1988 through 1990, which included a World Series sweep in 1989 against their Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants. Throughout his career, he was known more for his glove than his bat. In 1990, he led the A.L. in sacrifice hits with 17. He had 28 hits without an extra-base hit in 1995, still the post-1912 non-pitcher record. Gallego's 12 home runs in 1991 set a career high. In closing out his career with the Cardinals in 1996 and 1997, Gallego once again played under Tony La Russa, his manager while playing for the A's.

Before playing professionally, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated from St. Paul High School.

Gallego was named the Colorado Rockies third base and infield coach in December 2004 to October 7, 2008. He was hired as the A's third base coach and infield instructor during the 2008 offseason.

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