Jerry Manuel signed a two-year contract on October 4, 2008.
Named the Mets interim manager, June 17, 2008...Became the 19th manager in team history...Guided the team to a 55-38 (.591) record.
Finished his first full season as Mets manager in 2009, compiling a 70-92 (.432) record.
Won his 600th regular season game as a manager and his 100th victory with the Mets on July 25, 2009 in a 10-3 triumph at Houston.
Has a 625-601 (.510) record as a major league manager.
His 38 victories were the second-most by a Mets manager in his first 60 games...Bud Harrelson went 41-19 in his first 60 games during the 1990 season... Was the first Mets manager since Harrelson in 1990 to post a 10-game winning streak within his team's first 27 games.
Was the Mets bench coach from 2006 until being named interim manager... In 2005, he was the first base coach and outfield coach.
Including games through June 16, 2008, Manuel's teams posted a .543 (854- 719) winning percentage in his tenure as a major league coach.
Managed the Chicago White Sox from 1998- 2003 and compiled a 500- 471 (.515) record.
In 2000, he was named the Major League Manager of the Year by The Associated Press and the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America and The Sporting News...Led the White Sox to their first Division Championship since 1993.
Guided Chicago to an American League best 95-67 record in 2000, a 20-win improvement from 1999, when the team went 75-86.
Selected by American League Manager Joe Torre to serve as a coach at the 1999 All-Star Game in Boston.
Served as the bench coach under manager Jim Leyland for the World Champion Florida Marlins in 1997 and was Montreal's third base coach for six seasons (1991- 1996), the last five under manager Felipe Alou.
Played or coached under managers Ralph Houk (Detroit, 1975-1976), Dick Williams (Montreal, 1980-1981 and San Diego, 1982), Tom Runnells (Montreal, 1991-1992), Alou (Montreal, 1992-1996) and Leyland (Florida, 1997).
Managed Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League in the Montreal Expos farm system in 1991, before joining the parent club on June 3rd.
Named the Southern League Co-Manager of the Year in 1990, after leading Jacksonville (AA) to an 84-60 record.
Worked as a minor league field coordinator for the Expos organization from 1988- 1989 after acting as a roving infield instructor with Indianapolis in 1987 and as a player/coach in 1986...Scouted for the White Sox in 1985.
Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the first round (20th pick overall) of the June, 1972 Free Agent Draft.
Graduated from Cardova (CA) High School after starring in baseball, basketball and football...Received over 100 collegiate scholarship offers in various sports from schools such as Notre Dame, Nebraska, UCLA and Oklahoma...Signed with UCLA to play football.
Inducted into the California Black Sports Hall of Fame on November 3, 2000.
Was the American League recipient of the C.I. Taylor Award (Manager of the Year) at the Inaugural Negro Leagues Legacy Awards dinner in Kansas City, MO in November 2000.
His daughter, Angela, reached the 100-meters semi-finals at the 2000 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials...His son, Anthony, was the Mets 45thround selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft.