Bodie Hooks onto victory No. 1,000

Astros' Double-A skipper earns milestone in Corpus Christi

By Andrew Pentis / Special to | May 11, 2012 7:55 PM ET

Before the 2012 season officially began last month, Corpus Christi manager Keith Bodie was told he was 14 wins away from earning his 1,000th career managerial victory.

Then the Hooks started losing and Bodie started worrying.

"The way we've been playing," he said, "I was hoping we weren't going to lose 1,000 before we won 1,000."

Bodie can put that concern to bed.

Corpus Christi's skipper achieved the milestone Friday night in the Hooks' 4-2 victory over the visiting Frisco RoughRiders. He was doused with ice from the dugout water cooler after the final out was recorded.

"That woke me up to the moment," the 56-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., native said.

Bodie became the third Minor League manager this season to reach 1,000. He was preceded by Double-A Trenton's Tony Franklin on April 11 and Double-A Erie's Chris Cron on April 21.

With 16 years of managerial experience, Bodie improved to 1,000-945, although he's managing for the first time since 2005.

"I was the hitting coach at Triple-A, in Oklahoma City, last year, and I felt like I was on the sidelines a little too much," he said. "I wanted that platform to have bigger impact on the players.

"It's like riding a bike. It feels very comfortable."

Bodie and the Hooks (14-20) received a strong start from Astros' No. 7 prospect Brett Oberholtzer, who allowed a run on five hits -- including Jurickson Profar's sixth-inning solo homer -- over seven innings.

"He threw outstanding," Bodie said. "He put the brakes on their whole offense, had three pitches working. I think he dominated. He threw one bad pitch, a 2-0 fastball, that was hit for a home run."

The guilty party there, Profar, extended his hitting streak to 21 games. The Rangers' No. 1 prospect also plated a run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly and has reached base safely in 29 consecutive games.

Frisco starter Jake Brigham gave up two runs on five hits, including Jair Fernandez's solo homer, over seven frames.

Andrew Pentis is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter at AndrewMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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