Joe Maddon Jr. is a professional baseball manager. Maddon Jr. began his professional career playing in Minor League Baseball as a catcher, signing with the California Angels organization as a free agent in 1975.
Madddon Jr. never made it to the majors as a player, but as a coach he would find success and glory in the majors. Maddon Jr. has managed the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs. Maddon began his coaching career in MLB with the Angels in 1994 and served under managers Buck Rodgers, Marcel Lachemann, John McNamara, Terry Collins, and Mike Scioscia. He served two stints as interim manager during this time. He managed the Rays from 2006 through 2014, winning the 2008 AL pennant. After opting out of his contract following the 2014 season, he joined the Cubs, led them to the 2015 NLCS and was named the 2015 National League Manager of the Year. In 2016, Maddon managed the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908.
Maddon's organization, Respect 90 Foundation, hosts a charity golf tournament annually in his hometown of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. As of 2021, Maddon Jr. is managing the Los Angeles Angels again.