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Joe Maddon at a glance

* Born in Hazelton, Pa., Feb. 8, 1954 (49 years old), and now lives in Mesa, Ariz.

* A lifetime Angel (29 years) since being signed as a free agent catcher in 1975 and playing three seasons of Single A ball for the organization.

* Began managerial career with Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League in 1981, finishing with a 27-43 record.

* Managed two years at Salem in the Northwest League, leading team to title in '82, despite a 34-36 record, and earning manager of the year honors.

* After one season at Peoria (66-73), moved up to Double A to manage Angels' Midland farm club in the Texas League 1985 (59-77) and 1986 (62-71).

* Finished his minor league managerial career having never had a team with a record above .500.

* Spent seven seasons (1987-93) as Angels' roving minor league hitting instructor.

* Named Angels' director of player development in 1994, before being reassigned to bullpen coach May 17 of that year.

* Named club's first base coach in 1995.

* Promoted to bench coach during 1996 season, when he also served first of three terms as interim manager, going 8-14 while filling in for ailing John McNamara.

* Compiled a 6-2 mark as head of committee of interim managers during Terry Collins's suspension in 1998.

* Posted a 19-10 record while finishing 1999 season as interim manager after Collins resigned.

* Stayed on as Mike Scioscia's bench coach past three years, serving in that role during 2002 championship season.

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