|Catcher / Manager|
November 26, 1941 |
Plainfield, New Jersey
|May 10, 1964, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1973, for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||101|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jeffrey Allen Torborg (born November 26, 1941) is a former Nolan Ryan's 7 no-hitters.
- College 1
- Coaching, managing, and broadcasting career 2
- Personal life 3
- References 4
- External links 5
Torborg grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, where he was the catcher on the Westfield High School baseball team. He caught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was a 1963 All-American, setting the school record for season batting average; his .537 batting average was the highest for 100 at-bats and under. His .537 average was the highest ever recorded up to that time and since then, only two college players have hit for a better average. His slugging percentage that year (1.032) is also a single-season standard. He led the team with 21 RBI and six home runs.In his three-year career from 1961–63, the Torborg batted .390. His number (#10) was retired in 1992. He still holds the career slugging percentage mark of .684. During his career, the Knights were 15–4–1, 14–4 and 11–5 for a three-year mark of 40–13–1 (.741 winning percentage).
Coaching, managing, and broadcasting career
After a successful ten-year career as a catcher with the Dodgers and Angels, Torborg switched to coaching. In 1977, he became the manager of the New York Mets.
Torborg wasn't as successful with the Mets as he was with the White Sox. A year after leading the White Sox to an 87–75 record, Torborg's 1992 New York Mets posted a 70–92 record. After starting the 1993 season with a 13–25 record, the Mets fired Torborg and replaced him with Dallas Green.
For the rest of the 1990s, Torborg kept busy working as a sportscaster for the likes of Montreal Expos in 2001 and then the Florida Marlins in 2002.
In 2003, Torborg was fired from the Florida Marlins after they started off the season with a 16–22 record.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball-Reference.com – managerial record
- Jeff Torborg radio interview WSLR with Doug Miles on YouTube
- "Jeff Torborg". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
- "Baseball Slate – May 2008 – Most No-Hitters Caught (As of 5–19–08)".
- Merkin, Scott. "Ozzie takes fine in stride",
Torborg is of Danish descent. His son, Dale, is a former professional wrestler and his daughter-in-law, Christie Wolf, is a bodybuilder and former professional wrestler.