Pete Mackanin named Phillies manager through 2016

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin paces in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Philadelphia Phillies have named Pete Mackanin the official manager of the team through the 2016 season.

Mackanin's extension includes a club option for the 2017 season.

He is the 53rd manager of the Phillies.

Mackanin, 64, was named interim manager of the Phillies on June 26 following the resignation of Ryne Sandberg.

Since taking over, the Phillies have gone 30-46 under Mackanin, which included a 21-12 stretch from July 17 through August 23, the fourth-best record in the major leagues during that span.

Mackanin has worked for the Phillies for six of the last seven seasons.

He served as bench coach for four seasons (2009-12) before returning as third base coach the last two years (2014-15).

In between stints he worked as a pro scout for the New York Yankees in 2013.

Mackanin is the eighth Phillies manager to have also played and coached for the team.

Having previously been interim manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates (2005) and Cincinnati Reds (2007), Mackanin's all-time managerial record stands at 83-99.
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