Saturday, April 4, 2009

Where Are They Now? Kirt Manwaring

It took some time for Kirt Manwaring to get comfortable behind the plate, but once he did, he was a very good defensive catcher who really knew how to handle a pitching staff.

He never hit much, .246/.311/.318, but his glove work more than made up for it. In 1993 he posted a .998 fielding percentage behind the plate, committing only two errors and he gunned down 51 of 111 would-be base stealers (45%, second in the league).

After his playing career, he's been a spring training catchers instructor for the Giants.


Andy said...

Awesome photo with the orange card and orange seats in the back.