MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins gave an official welcome to their new manager.READ MORE: BSO Clears Person Of Interest In Tamarac Burglary Where Thief Claimed To Be Deputy
Bright and early Monday morning, team officials announced Don Mattingly as the head of the team.
The newly hired manager had a few words to say himself following the announcement.
“The consensus around baseball is that this is a talented club,” said Mattingly. “For me, that is the single biggest thing for me coming to Miami.”
Mattingly said during the hiring process, he felt very comfortable with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.READ MORE: Gov. DeSantis Sues Biden Administration Over Border Security, Signs 'Border Crisis' Executive Order
CBS4’s Jim Berry asked Mattingly how he measured success.
“I told these guys from the very I came here not to start losing but to start winning,” said Mattingly.
The former Dodgers manager was hired by Miami less than a week after he left Los Angeles, the only team he’s managed since retiring as a player.
In five seasons as skipper, he went 446-363 (.551%) with two playoff appearances, including one trip to the NLCS. In 2013, he came 2nd in voting for Manager of the Year.
Mattingly becomes the 15th manager in Marlins history.
Fun Fact: In 1987, Mattingly hit an MLB-record 6 grand slams in one season with the Yankees.MORE NEWS: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission Focused On Broward's Troubled 911 Communication System
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