LeCroy Becomes Harrisburg’s All-Time Winningest Manager
Senators’ skipper takes over top spot from Dave Trembley
Harrisburg Senators’ manager Matt LeCroy became the franchise’s all-time winningest manager on Friday night recording his 214th victory. With the thrilling 4-3 win over the Hartford Yard Goats, he passed Dave Trembley (1987-1989) on the list of all-time Senators’ managers.
LeCroy returned to Harrisburg this year after serving the last two seasons as the Washington Nationals’ bullpen coach. Prior to that, the South Carolina native managed two seasons on City Island including 2013 when he led the Senators to its first Eastern League championship series appearance since 2002.
“I’ve been very fortunate at the higher level to be around good coaches,” LeCroy said. “My players have bought into stuff that we talk about even when there’s a lot of developing going on in the minor leagues. I know I get on them a lot and stay on them, but they know I do it to hopefully give them a chance to play in the majors.”
Previous to his stints in Harrisburg, LeCroy managed two seasons in Hagerstown and one in Potomac. The 8-year MLB veteran has a 403-432 lifetime managerial record in six minor league seasons.In his three seasons at the helm, LeCroy has overseen the development of many top Nationals prospects including Anthony Rendon, Lucas Giolito, and Steven Souza. Under his tutelage, 26 players (so far) have gone on to make their major league debut after playing in Harrisburg.
“This is a great place with a rich baseball tradition in winning,” LeCroy said. “I just wish I could bring them a championship back.”
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