Tony Pacheco: Start 'Splainin'

Pacheco's Record As A Manager in the Astros' System


1966 Bismarck-Mandan PardsNorthern6th1647
1967 Covington AstrosAppalachian4th2935
1968 Cocoa AstrosFlorida State2nd7465
1968 Covington AstrosAppalachian2nd3932
1969 Peninsula AstrosCarolina4th6776
1970 Cocoa AstrosFlorida State6th4384
1971 Cocoa AstrosFlorida State2nd8059
1972 Oklahoma City '89ersAmerican Assoc.4th5783
After a seven-year minor-league career that saw him play in his home country of Cuba, Mexico, and his eventual home in Florida, Pacheco took his first managing job at Havana in 1959, replacing Napoleon Reyes for the Sugar Kings. But things were a little unsettled in the Cuban capital that year, and I guess Pacheco was glad to take a job in the States at Palatka for 1960. In 1961, he became an international scout with the new Colt .45 organization. He did that until 1966, when he was offered the job managing the Astros' new entry in the Northern League at Bismarck, North Dakota. He continued managing minor league teams for the 'Stros until 1973, when he jumped ship to the Indians and managed their San Antonio entry in the Texas League to a first place finish. He coached for the Cleveland club in '74, but by 1976, would return to the Astros organization as a coach for the big club. He would remain until 1982. Pacheco passed away five years later, in 1987.

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