Mickey Callaway as Manager of New York Mets
The CPBL’s foreign players come and go, every now and then, some actually made it back to the MLB as a player. However, returning to the MLB as the team’s manager would be a first.
On October 23, the New York Mets named former Uni-Lions’ right-hander Mickey Callaway as their new manager. According to the media, it is a three-year contract with an option for the fourth year.
Source confirms to The Athletic: Mickey Callaway is #Mets’ new manager. First reported: @JoelSherman1.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 22, 2017
Mickey Callaway as Uni-Lions (2009)
The Uni-Lions signed Mickey Callaway as one of the starting pitchers back in 2009. To many CPBL fans, Callaway is best known as that foreign pitcher who can throw a knuckleball.
He journey in the CPBL was not all smooth sailing. In June, after 11 starts, Callaway was hurt and was eventually released by the team in August. He finished his 2009 CPBL season with a 3.18 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 56.2 innings.
Video of Cleveland #Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway throwing knuckleball during his time playing in #CPBL #UniLions pic.twitter.com/EPdTRTYd4c
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) October 6, 2017
Updates: Two Former Uni-Lions Sighting
Two former #CPBL #UniLions pitchers sighting. Nelson Figueroa and Mickey Callaway. https://t.co/XIB86EO1sk
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) February 20, 2018