Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly

About Don Mattingly

Donald Arthur 'Don' Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is a professional baseball first baseman, coach, and manager. Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed 'The Hit Man' and 'Donnie Baseball', he played for the New York Yankees during his 14-year playing career. Mattingly graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana, and was selected by the Yankees in the amateur draft. Debuting with the Yankees in 1982 after three seasons in minor league baseball, Mattingly emerged as the Yankees' starting first baseman after a successful rookie season in 1983. Mattingly was named to the American League (AL) All-Star team six times. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, and was the 1985 AL Most Valuable Player. Mattingly served as captain of the Yankees from 1991 through 1995, when he retired as a player.