Mike Scioscia (born November 27, 1958 in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania) is a former catcher and current Major League Baseball manager. His last name is pronounced SO-shuh. He is often referred to by the nickname Sosh.
Since 1999, he has served as the manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Scioscia led the team to its first World Series championship in 2002 as a wild card entry, as well as to its fourth American League (AL) West division title in 2004 (their first since 1986), and fifth AL West division title in 2005.
Scioscia was honored as 2002 American League Major League Manager of Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America (the official Manager of the Year award, as recognized by Major Lague Baseball). He was also named 2002 A.L. Manager of the Year by The Sporting News, USA Today Sports Weekly, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He was further named the overall Major League 2002 Manager of the Year by Baseball America.