Date of Birth: 01/10/1967
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160 lbs
Highest Level: MLB
2013 will be Baez’ 11th season as a member of the Ducks organization and third managing the team. In his two seasons as manager, the former Duck and Major League infielder has guided Long Island to three half-season Liberty Division titles, back-to-back Liberty Division championship and the 2012 Atlantic League championship. He is the only person to win an Atlantic League title as both a player and manager.
Baez was a coach for six seasons prior to becoming the team's manager and enjoyed a 17-year professional playing career prior to becoming a full-time coach in 2005. Kevin was a key contributor on the Ducks’ 2004 championship team, batting .256 with 36 runs scored and 40 RBI in 98 games played. He took home MVP honors at the Atlantic League All-Star Game that year with a 2-for-4, two RBI performance in the North Division’s 10-8 victory over the South at Campbell’s Field in Camden, N.J. In the 2004 playoffs, Baez hit .263 en route to his first professional baseball championship. The Brooklyn native was named to three Atlantic League All-Star teams during his playing career.
The 44-year-old is a veteran of 63 Major League and 1,750 minor league contests. He made three stops in the big leagues with the Mets (1990, 1991, 1993), and made his MLB debut on September 3, 1990 under then-Mets manager Bud Harrelson. He registered career highs in hits (113) and doubles (27) in 2000 with the Norfolk Tides (AAA, Mets).