Brett Jodie is entering his third season as manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs, after leading the ‘Dogs back to the postseason in 2022. Under Jodie, the ‘Dogs won nine of their last 10 games in 2022 to book their first trip to the playoffs since 2017.
Jodie, 45, spent 13 years with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League, including seven years as the club’s manager from 2013-2019. Jodie won an Atlantic League championship in 2015 and made the playoffs in six of his seven seasons at the helm. In his nine managerial seasons, Jodie has seven winning seasons and seven playoff berths.
A former big-league pitcher, Jodie appeared in games for both the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres in 2001, after he was selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 1998 MLB Draft. Jodie made eight career MLB appearances — the pinnacle of a highly successful professional baseball career, both as a player and coach.
Jodie was born March 25, 1977 in Columbia, SC and pitched collegiately at the University of South Carolina. This is his first stint in the American Association after a successful run with the Patriots, where he also had to manage with experimental rules that Major League Baseball had implemented into the Atlantic League as part of an agreement between the two entities. Jodie is the ninth manager in franchise history. He assumed the role from James Frisbie, who never did manage a game for the ‘Dogs after he was hired in Nov. 2019 but the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Frisbie was hired by the Detroit Tigers as part of their Major League staff.