Patrick Alan Listach (born September 12, 1967) is the former Manager of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League and a former Major League Baseball shortstop, minor league manager, and major league third base coach. He is currently the manager of the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League.
Listach as the third Base coach for the Houston Astros in 2014
|Born: September 12, 1967|
|April 8, 1992, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 29, 1997, for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||143|
|Career highlights and awards|
Listach attended for the McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, where he played college baseball for the Highlanders. He transferred to Arizona State University, continuing his collegiate career with the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Listach was drafted in the 5th round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Listach's best professional season was in 1992, his rookie year. After being called up from the minor leagues by the Brewers in April, Listach became a vital member of a team that won 92 games and contended for the American League playoffs. Listach's 54 stolen bases in 1992 ranked second only to the total accrued by Kenny Lofton, another prominent rookie from the Cleveland Indians, during that season. Listach would go on to win the 1992 American League Rookie of the Year award.
In 1996 Listach was traded to the New York Yankees along with Graeme Lloyd for outfielder Gerald Williams and pitcher Bob Wickman. With rookie Derek Jeter installed at shortstop the Yankees intended to use Listach as a backup outfielder, as they made the trade specifically to acquire Lloyd. Listach, however, had suffered what was first thought to be a bruise two days prior to the trade. The injury turned out to be a broken bone in his foot. The Yankees returned Listach to the Brewers, accepting shortstop Gabby Martinez instead.
Listach played only 52 games in the Majors after 1996, all for the Houston Astros in 1997. Listach spent 1998 Spring Training with the Seattle Mariners, who released him before the season. He spent that season with the Triple-A affiliates of the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies before retiring.
Listach became a manager in the Chicago Cubs minor league system. He managed the Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx in 2006, the Tennessee Smokies in 2007, and the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in 2008. In 2008 Listach was honored as Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year by peers and league media representatives for leading the Iowa Cubs to an 83-59 record and a playoff appearance.
Listach served as bench coach for the Chicago Cubs for the 2011 season, replacing Alan Trammell who left to become the Diamondbacks bench coach. Listach was replaced by new bench coach, Jamie Quirk, during the 2011 off-season, and became the Cubs third-base coach for the 2012 season. He became the minor league infield coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2013.
Listach was hired by the Houston Astros to be their first base coach on October 22, 2013; he was fired by the Astros on October 17, 2014.
Listach then returned to the Mariners' organization when he was named manager of the Class AAA Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, on January 12, 2015.  Following the 2018 season, after compiling a 281-286 record in four seasons, the Mariners announced that Listach's contract with Tacoma was not being renewed.
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- Curry, Jack (August 27, 1996). "A foot injury could keep a new Yankee sidelined". The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- "Nationals hire coaches". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- Levine, Bruce. "Cubs hope to finalize staff this week". ESPN. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- Divish, Ryan (September 11, 2018). "Mariners won't renew the contract of Class AAA Tacoma manager Pat Listach". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
- "Pat Listach nuevo manager de Acereros" (in Spanish). July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- 2008 Iowa Cubs Field Staff
- Listach named 2008 PCL Manager of the Year
- NCAA.org Archives
- 1992 Milwaukee Brewers Statistics and Roster from Baseball Reference
- 2008 preseason interview with Pat Listach
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online Recent Posts[permanent dead link]