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Mike O'Berry
Born: April 20, 1954(1954-04-20)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 8, 1979 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1985 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Batting Average     .191
Home Runs     3
RBI     27
Career highlights and awards

Preston Michael O'Berry (born April 20, 1954) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball.


Major league career

O'Berry was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the twenty-second round of the 1975 amateur player draft. He made his major league debut with the Red Sox on April 18, 1979.[1] After the end of the 1979 season, O'Berry was traded to the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in an earlier deal the Red Sox made for Ted Sizemore.[2] O'Berry continued to move from team to team after one or two years, serving as the backup catcher for the Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, New York Yankees, and Montreal Expos before retiring after the 1985 season.

Managerial career

O'Berry managed minor league and independent teams from 1992 to 1998. In his first season, he managed the Bluefield Orioles to their first Appalachian League championship title.[3] He stayed in the Baltimore Orioles organization until 1996, which was the first of his three seasons with the independent Tennessee Tomahawks. After his stint in the Pros, O'Berry decided to stay close to home and coach the Pelham High School Panthers. O'Berry coached the team from 2001-2006, leading the team to its first state title in 2004. Under his reign, the team gained national recoginition and was a powerhouse in the 6A division.


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Preceded by
Pete Mackanin
Frederick Keys manager
Succeeded by
Tim Blackwell


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