Pat Borders returns to Cutters for a fifth season

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Pat Borders will return for his fifth season as manager of the Crosscutters in Williamsport.

In his four seasons in Williamsport, Borders has an overall record of 154-147 and holds the Cutters managerial career mark for games and wins.

Borders appeared in a total of 1,099 Major League games over 17 seasons playing for nine different teams. He spent the most time with the Toronto Blue Jays (1988-1994, 1999) who drafted him in the sixth round of the 1982 draft.

He was the starting catcher for the Blue Jays World Series championship clubs in 1992 and 1993 and was named the World Series MVP in ’92 when he hit .450 in the World Series. He also was a member of the USA Baseball team that earned a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics, making him one of just four players in history to have won both a World Series championship and an Olympic gold medal.

Joining Borders on the staff will be pitching coach Hector Berrios, hitting coach Joel McKeithan and coach Greg Brodzinski. Berrios, begins his 22nd year as a minor league pitching coach and his fourth in Williamsport.