P. J. Forbes

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P. J. Forbes
Infielder
Born: (1967-09-22) September 22, 1967 (age 46)
Pittsburg, Kansas
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
July 21, 1998 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 2001 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average.176
Home runs0
Runs batted in3
Teams
 
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P. J. Forbes
Infielder
Born: (1967-09-22) September 22, 1967 (age 46)
Pittsburg, Kansas
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
July 21, 1998 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 2001 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average.176
Home runs0
Runs batted in3
Teams

Patrick Joseph Forbes (born September 22, 1967 in Pittsburg, Kansas) was a Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1998–2001, and was a minor league baseball manager in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization.

Forbes was drafted by the California Angels in the 20th round of the 1990 amateur draft after a four-year collegiate career at Wichita State University, during which he was a vital part of the Shockers' 1989 NCAA College World Series championship squad. He would see playing time with two teams in his career, the Baltimore Orioles and the Philadelphia Phillies. He primarily played in the minor leagues, however.

When playing for the Orioles, Forbes spent most of his time for their then AAA club the Rochester Red Wings with whom he ended his playing career. He is widely regarded as the favorite player of Rochester fans of the last decade. He wore the uniform number 7.

He began his managerial career in the Philadelphia Phillies organization with the Class A Lakewood Blueclaws in '04 & '05. He then managed the class AA Reading Phillies from '06–'08. He began managing in the Pirates' system in 2009 with the Lynchburg Hillcats in the Carolina League. After the Pirates swapped Single A teams with Cincinnati Reds, Forbes spent 2010 the manager of the Pirates' new affiliate in the Florida State League, the Bradenton Marauders. After the season, Forbes was promoted and spent 2011 and 2012 as the manager of the Pirates' AA affiliate, the Altoona Curve. After the 2012 season, Forbes left the Pirates organization.[1] He was elected to the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame in 2006.

P.J. has a World Series ring, having been associated with the 2008 World Champion Phillies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Tim (November 1, 2012). "P.J. Forbes Won’t Return to Pirates Organization". 

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