Macha appeared in 180 big-league games, playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays between 1974-1981. He hit .258 with one home run during his time in the majors. Macha’s career-high for games played came with the Expos in 1980. He appeared in 49 games that year for Montreal and hit .290 with his lone home run. Macha was out of the majors by 1981 after a short stint with Toronto.
Macha played for the Chunichi Dragons from 1982-1985. He hit over .300 in three of his four years in Japan and tallied 82 total home runs.
Following his playing career, Macha had a long career as a coach and a manager. He was the manager of the Oakland A’s for four seasons and the Milwaukee Brewers for two more.
Macha’s lone career home run came at Olympic Stadium off San Francisco Giant Ed Halicki in the third inning of their game on May 4, 1980. The Expos went on to win the game 6-4.
Ken Macha – career stats