Philadelphia Phillies, MLB
- MLB All-Star selection (1995)
- Olympic Gold Medalist (1988)
- First second baseman in National League history to turn an unassisted triple play (1992)
- Second-team All-American selection (1989)
Mickey Morandini is a former MLB second baseman. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays during his eleven-year career in the major league. He was drafted by the Phillies in the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft and played for their A-level affiliate, the Spartanburg Phillies, before he moved to the major leagues in 1990. Highlighting his speed, he amassed four triples and 13 stolen bases in his first full season. Most notably, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992, Mickey turned an unassisted triple play in the sixth inning, caught a line drive off of the bat of Jeff King, touched second base to put out Andy Van Slyke and tagged out Barry Bonds coming from first base. It was the first unassisted triple play since 1968, and the first in the National League since 1927. Mickey was also the first second baseman in National League history to turn an unassisted triple play. He appeared in the World Series in 1993 at the top of the Phillies lineup and posted the highest on-base plus slugging percentage of his career with a .787 mark in 1994. In 1995, he batted .283 with six home runs, seven triples and 48 RBI, leading to his selection to the All-Star team. Mickey then played for the Chicago Cubs, appearing in the 1998 National League Division Series before playing his final season with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000. He finished his career with a .268 batting average, 1,222 hits and 123 stolen bases.
Originally from Kittanning, Pennsylvania, MIckey attended Indiana University where he played for four years with the Hoosiers, first as a center fielder and then as a third baseman and shortstop. He was selected to the United States national team that won the gold at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul before his senior year. By the time he graduated in 1989, he was named second-team All-American and recorded several Hoosier records, including 277 runs scored, 61 doubles, 29 triples and 127 stolen bases. After his retirement in 2000, Mickey served as the head baseball coach at Valparaiso High School before becoming the manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters, one of the Phillies’ A-level affiliates. Currently, he is the manager of the Lakewood BlueClaws, another Phillies A-level affiliate. He also owns and runs RSVP, a stationery store.