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Coaching Career

Was named the 21st manager in New York Mets history on October 23, 2017...From 2013 to 2017, he served as the major league pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians under Terry Francona...From 2014 to 2017, the Indians pitching staff led the majors in strikeouts...In 2017, the Cleveland pitching staff set a major league record for strikeouts in a single-season (1,614)...In 2017, the Indians posted a major-league leading 3.30 ERA...Had the second-best ERA in the American League in 2015 and 2016...Last season, the Cleveland starting rotation boasted two 18-game winners in Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco and one 17-game winner in Trevor Bauer...Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014 and 2017...During Callaway's time in Cleveland from 2013-2017, the Indians 3.65 team ERA was the fourth-best in the majors behind the Dodgers (3.44), Nationals (3.53) and the Cardinals (3.59)...In 2016, the American League Champion Indians had a team ERA of 3.84 during the regular season (second-best in the AL) en route to winning the American League Central division...In 15 postseason games in 2016, his staff posted a 2.69 ERA...In his first season as the Indians pitching coach (2013) they had a 3.82 ERA, nearly a full run lower than the club's 4.78 ERA in 2012...Served as the Indians' minor league pitching coordinator in 2012...Began his professional coaching career in the Indians organization in 2010 as the pitching coach for the Lake County Captains (A) of the Midwest League...Held the same role with Kinston (A) of the Carolina League in 2011...Served as the interim head baseball coach for Texas A&M International in 2008.

Playing Career

As a player, Callaway was selected in the seventh round of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft by Tampa Bay...Made his major league debut on June 12, 1999 with Tampa Bay and played parts of five seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay, Anaheim and Texas from 1999-2004...Played 14 seasons professionally from 1996-2009, including three seasons (2005-2007) in Korea and one season (2009) in Taiwan...Was a two-time All-Star while playing in Korea...Compiled a 4-11 record with a 6.27 ERA in 40 career major league games (20 starts)...Was part of the Angels World Series Championship team in 2002...Named Tampa Bay's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2001 and in 2002 with Anaheim...Also named Anaheim's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2002.

Background

Michael Christopher Callaway graduated from Germantown (TN) High School in 1993...Was named the Gatorade Tennessee High School Player of the Year in 1992...Is named after Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle...Was a member of Team USA at the 1992 Goodwill Games...Attended the University of Mississippi where he was a three-year letterwinner...Finished his three-year career at Ole Miss with a 20-18 record in 61 appearances (36 starts)...Ranks eighth in school history for strikeouts in a career (224)...Mickey and his wife, Anna, have two daughters.

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