Category: Manager

The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to be their new manager

The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to be their new manager. He was most recently an analyst for ESPN, but has also managed the Texas Rangers and New York Mets for long stretches, in addition to spending seven years as a skipper for the Chiba Lotte Marines, leading them to one Japan Series title.

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The World Champion Cardinals announced that Tony La Russa, the team’s manager for the past 16 seasons, has decided to retire. The 67 year-old skipper, who is only 35 games behind John McGraw on the all-time list for second place for games won, compiled a 2,728-2,365 (.536) managerial record during his 33 seasons with the White Sox, A’s, and St. Louis.

The World Champion Cardinals announced that Tony La Russa, the team’s manager for the past 16 seasons, has decided to retire. The 67 year-old skipper, who is only 35 games behind John McGraw on the all-time list for second place for games won, compiled a 2,728-2,365 (.536) managerial record during his 33 seasons with the White Sox, A’s, and St. Louis.

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Cecil Cooper is replaced by Dave Clark, the team’s third base coach, as the manager of the slumping Astros.

Cecil Cooper is replaced by Dave Clark, the team’s third base coach, as the manager of the slumping Astros. ‘Coop’, who had signed a contract extension to manage until the end of the 2010 season, piloted his club to a 171-170 record, including a disappointing 70-79 mark this season, during his two-year tenure in the Houston dugout.

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Diamondsbacks fire Bob Melvin

The Diamondbacks dismiss Bob Melvin and will name A.J. Hinch, their current vice president for player development, as the team’s new skipper. The 2007 NL Manager of the Year, who had one year left on his contract, compiled a 337-340 record during his four-plus years in the Arizona dugout. The decision came after losing, 4 – 3, to the Padres in 10 innings. The D-Backs have started the year 12-17 and are already 8 1/2 games back of Los Angeles.

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Tony La Russa becomes the winningest manager in franchise history when the Cardinals defeat Cincinnati at Busch Stadium, 8-5. The Redbird skipper surpasses Red Schoendienst, who compiled a 1,041-955 managerial record with St. Louis.

Tony La Russa becomes the winningest manager in franchise history when the Cardinals defeat Cincinnati at Busch Stadium, 8-5. The Redbird skipper surpasses Red Schoendienst, who compiled a 1,041-955 managerial record with St. Louis.

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After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A’s are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A’s are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

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