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February 1, 2024

Former Yankees infielder to manage Hartford Yard Goats in 2024

Contributed Dunkin' Park in downtown Hartford.

The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club said Wednesday a former New York Yankees infielder will be its new manager in 2024. 

The Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies announced that Bobby Meacham will manage the team in 2024.  

Meacham -- who is replacing Chris Denorfia, who managed for three seasons -- will be joined by North Stonington resident and pitching coach Dan Meyer, hitting coach and former Yard Goats infielder Zach Osborne and returning bench coach Luis Lopez.  

Announcement of the new manager comes about a week before individual tickets will go on sale for the Yard Goats’ 69 home games this year. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone starting Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

The team’s home opener will be Tuesday, April 9, at 7:10 p.m. vs. the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles affiliate).

Hartford Yard Goats
Bobby Meacham

Meacham, 63, joins the Yard Goats after spending last season as the bench coach for the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes in the Pacific Coast League.  

He served as a coaching assistant on Joe Girardi’s Philadelphia Phillies staff from January 2020 through June 2022, and was also part of the Major League coaching staffs of the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees and Houston Astros from 2006 to 2012.  
 “We welcome Bobby to Hartford, and look forward to working with him as well as Dan, Zach and Luis,” Yard Goats General Manager Mike Abramson said.  “Many of our fans remember Bobby as a player and coach for the New York Yankees, and it will be exciting to watch him lead our club, and have him as part of the Hartford community.”

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