Mike Aldrete

Michael Peter Aldrete (born January 29, 1961) is an American former professional baseball first baseman/outfielder and current coach. He is currently the first base coach for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Mike Aldrete
Aldrete with the San Francisco Giants
Oakland Athletics – No. 18
First baseman / Outfielder / First base coach
Born: (1961-01-29) January 29, 1961
Carmel, California, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 29, 1986, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average.263
Home runs41
Runs batted in271
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards


Aldrete was a four-year letterman at Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication . He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. From 1986 through 1996, Aldrete played for the San Francisco Giants (1986–88), Montreal Expos (1989–90), San Diego Padres (1991), Cleveland Indians (1991), Oakland Athletics (1993–95), California Angels (1995–96) and New York Yankees (1996). He batted and threw left-handed. Chris Berman of ESPN referred to him as Mike "Enough" Aldrete.

Aldrete's best season was 1987 when he hit .325 with 51 runs batted in (RBI), 50 runs, 116 hits and 18 doubles, all career-highs.

Aldrete's teams made the playoffs twice. The Giants reached the 1987 National League Championship Series and he was a member of the 1996 World Series champion Yankees as they beat the Atlanta Braves.

In 930 games over 10 seasons, Aldrete posted a .263 batting average (565-for-2147) with 277 runs, 41 home runs, 271 RBI and 314 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded a .993 fielding percentage playing primarily at first base and all three outfield positions.

Since 2001, Aldrete has maintained a role in professional baseball as a coach. After three years in the minors in the Arizona Diamondbacks chain, he has been a first base coach for the Seattle Mariners (2004) and served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks (2005–06). Aldrete served as assistant hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2008[1] and was the bench coach for the Cardinals[2] until leaving for the Oakland Athletics on October 27, 2014.[3]

See also

  • List of St. Louis Cardinals coaches


  1. Leach, Matthew (January 21, 2008). "Mulder's outlook optimistic". stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. Strauss, Joe (November 17, 2011). "Cards set coaching staff". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  3. "Aldrete rejoins Melvin to be A's bench coach". MLB.com. October 27, 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Position created
St. Louis Cardinals assistant hitting coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by St. Louis Cardinals bench coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by Oakland Athletics bench coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tye Waller
Al Pedrique
Oakland Athletics first base coach
Succeeded by
Al Pedrique
Preceded by Oakland Athletics assistant hitting coach
Succeeded by
Eric Martins
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