The Rockland Boulders have named Kevin Baez as the team’s new manager for the 2019 season. Baez brings a wealth of experience as both a manager and a player to Rockland along with many personal and professional ties to the New York metropolitan area.
Baez managed 1,087 games with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League over the last eight seasons, posting a 571-516 record with two league titles (2012 and 2013) and six trips to the championship series, including each of the past the three seasons.
He attended nearby Dominican College and was a 7th round pick in 1988 draft by the New York Mets. He appeared in 63 games over the course of three Major League seasons for the Mets. He continued his playing career primarily at the AAA level over the next decade before joining Long Island in 2002 where he helped the Ducks capture the Atlantic League Championship in 2004.
The Boulders’ new manager was born and raised in Brooklyn and made his Major League debut for the Mets at Shea Stadium on September 3, 1990.
|2011||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||82-58||1st/8||Lost Finals|
|2012||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||63-74||6th/8||League Champion|
|2013||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||63-77||6th/8||League Champion|
|2015||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||80-59||2nd/8||Lost Semifinals|
|2016||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||72-68||4th/8||Lost Finals|
|2017||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||73-67||4th/8||Lost Finals|
|2018||Long Island||Atlantic||--||Independent||69-57||4th/8||Lost Finals|