Oakland A’s pick up option on manager Bob Melvin’s contract for 2022

June 15th, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have exercised the Club option on manager Bob Melvin’s contract for the 2022 season, the club announced today.

Melvin has compiled an 808-715 (.531) record in 10-plus seasons since being named interim manager on June 9, 2011. Earlier this season, the Bay Area native passed Tony La Russa for most wins in Oakland A’s history and became the 35th manager in MLB history to win his 1,300th game.

During his tenure with the A’s, he has led the team to six postseason appearances and three AL West Division titles. In 2013 he became the first manager to lead the A’s to consecutive division titles since La Russa won three straight from 1988-90.

Melvin has won Manager of the Year three times (Arizona, 2007; Oakland, 2012 & 2018). He is the sixth manager to win the award in both leagues and just the eighth to win it three or more times. He and La Russa are the only men to accomplish this feat in an Oakland uniform. In his career, Melvin is 1301-1223 (.515) in 18 seasons with Seattle (2003-04), Arizona (2005-09), and Oakland (2011-present).

He is the 30th manager in franchise history and the 18th in Oakland history.

Bob Melvin as Oakland Athletics manager. 2021 photo By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

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