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.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Mickey Morandini! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 2 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Lunch or Dinner$300Mickey will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Mickey will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$300Surprise your baseball buddies by inviting Mickey to a live fantasy draft!
Attend a Game$600Have an extra seat at the game? Mickey will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Mickey's career with the Phillies and his trajectory in becoming a professional.
Round of Golf$600Mickey will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$750Invite Mickey to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$750Hire Mickey Morandini to make an appearance at your next event! Mickey Morandini’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Q&A$750Mickey will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Mickey’s path to success.
Coaching$300To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Mickey as a coach will give you access to a former MLB player. Mickey will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Baseball League MLB Team
- Philadelphia Phillies (1990–1997)
- Chicago Cubs (1998–1999)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2000)
- Toronto Blue Jays (2000)
Position Second Baseman College Indiana University