Rene Lachemann was born on Friday, May 4, 1945, in Los Angeles, California. Lachemann was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 4, 1965, with the Kansas City Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Rene Lachemann baseball stats page.
Rene Lachemann Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#336 | Checklist )
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Rene Lachemann Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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|1966 Kansas City Athletics||18||$4,000.00||-||-|
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|Rene Lachemann Stats by Baseball Almanac|
On October 23, 1992, Rene Lachemann was chosen by the
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1993 Florida Marlins
during their inaugural season. His time with the
might of been brief (1993 through 1996), but his fifty-plus seasons (!) in professional baseball were summarized by the Colorado Rockies:
Rene Lachemann | 1993 Topps Baseball Card (#505) | Baseball Almanac Collection
The 2014 season will mark Lachemann's 52nd season in professional baseball, tying the late Don Zimmer for the most consecutive seasons as a member of a Major League club... 2015 will be his third-straight season on the Rockies Major League staff and his second season in the role of catching coach/defensive coordinator... Lachemann spent the 2013 season as the Rockies first base coach... prior to the 2013 season, Lachemann was hitting coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs (2008-12)... he also coached for the Oakland A's, as bench coach in 2005, first base coach in 2006 and third base coach in 2007... Lachemann's career also includes Major League managerial stints in Seattle (1981-83), Milwaukee (1984) and Florida (1993-96)... his career record as a Major League manager is 428-559 (.434)... he has been on coaching staffs of teams that have reached postseason play five times (1986 with Boston; 1988-90 with Oakland), including four World Series appearances... he was also a member of the American League's coaching staff for the 1987 and 1990 All-Star Games... Lachemann has also served as a bench coach for Seattle (2003-04) and Chicago-NL (2000-02) and third base coach for St. Louis (1997-99), where he reunited with Tony La Russa from their Oakland days... he began his managerial career in 1973, spending five seasons in Oakland's Minor League system... in 1978, he earned Manager of the Year honors at Mayaguez, P.R., after leading the Puerto Rican team to the Caribbean World Series Championship. [Source: MLB.com ]
Rene Lachemann Life Lessons | August 21, 2013 | MLB Advanced Media, LP.
The Athletics franchise shifted from Philadelphia (1901 through 1954), to Kansas City (1955 through 1967), before landing in Oakland (1968 through today). Rene Lachemann wore uniform #37 with the 1965 Kansas City Athletics , the last player to use it before Bill McNulty wore it with the 1969 Oakland Athletics . When Lach took the field on April 21, 1968 , wearing uniform #18 , he became the first Oakland Athletics player to use that number. The second? Bill McNulty , when he was called back up to the majors with the 1972 Oakland Athletics .
When Lach took the field for his first game, May 4, 1965 , it was actually his birthday. American Leaguers who came before Rene Lachemann - on their birthday too - were Gerry Arrigo , Morrie Aderholt and Jess Doyle .
Why do we have a box of Jell-O pictured above here on Rene Lachemann's page? Because when Lach served as skipper of the Seattle Mariners in 1982, he fell "victim" to Jell-O Gate, number eight in the list of Most Creative Stunts described in The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists (Mike Gastineau, Running Press, 04/28/2009, Page 225):
8. Jell-O Gate, 1982. After arriving in Chicago to start a road trip, Larry Andersen , Richie Zisk and Joe Simpson of the Mariners went to a grocery store and purchased 16 boxes of Jell-O. After finagling their way into manager Rene Lachemann's hotel room, they poured the Jell-O into the toilet, sink and bathtub and then stuffed all of the furniture into the bathroom. According to an interview Andersen gave years later to Astros Daily, the players also unscrewed the telephone, removed all the light bulbds, and strung toilet paper all over the room. When Lachemann returned, he threatened to call the police, so determined was he to find out the identity of the culprits. That wasn't the end of it. Jell-O pranks followed Lachemann all season (once, when he went to take a swig of beer, he discovered that someone had poured the beer out of the can and replaced it with Jell-O), and it wasn't until the end of the year that Andersen , Zisk and Simpson revealed themselves - by showing up at a team party wearing giant Jell-O boxes over their heads.
Last-Modified: January 14, 2019 3:12 AM EST