Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
MLB Managers, Umpires etc.
Mike Hargrove. Hargrove who had success with the Indians, was working this young O's team into a respectable franchise.
Bobby Cox. Cox has managed the Braves to 12 straight divisional titles.
Alan Trammell. Tigers legend Trammell took on the task to turn this Tigers team around.
Yes. Bochy led the Padres to the World Series in 1998.
Dusty Baker. Baker took over as the Cubs manager not long after he took the Giants to the World Series.
Eric Wedge. Wedge at age 35 was the youngest manager in the Majors in 2003. He managed the Indians, and his shortstop Omar Vizquel is one year older than him.
Ned Yost. After a long managerial search in the fall of 2002, the Brewers settled on Ned Yost to come and lead this young team in the right direction.
Felipe Alou. Felipe Alou who played with the Giants for several years, became their manager not long after Dusty Baker left for Chicago.
Lou Pinella. Pinella, who was on the Yankess for many years, left the Mariners in fall of 2002 to become the manager of the Devil Rays.
Grady Little. Grady Little was in his 2nd season as the manager of the Red Sox in 2002, and he led them to a 2nd place finish in the AL East.
|Who managed the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007, after leading them to a second place finish in the NL East in 2006?||MLB Managers
Charlie Manuel. Manuel led the Phillies to a 85-77 record in 2006, 2nd in the NL East. They finished threed games back of the wildcard Dodgers, despite the play of NL MVP Ryan Howard, who clubbed 58 homers in 2006.
|Who became manager of the Cleveland Indians in 2003?||MLB Managers
Eric Wedge. Wedge had a brief MLB playing career before beginning as Indians manager in 2003. He took over a team that was 74-88 in 2002, but only managed to go 68-94 in 2003, 4th in the AL Central.
|Which outspoken man became manager of Chicago White Sox in 2004?||MLB Managers
Ozzie Guillen. Guillen led the White Sox to a World Series championship in 2005, his second year in charge of the White Sox. His record in 2006 was 90-72, 3rd in the AL Central.
|Who managed Anaheim to the World Series in 2002, his 3rd season in charge of the Angels?||MLB Managers
Mike Sciosia. Sciosia, a former All-Star and two-time World Series champ with the Dodgers in his playing days, led the Angels to the World Series title in 2002, his 3rd season in charge of the Angels.
|Who replaced Lou Pinella as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006?||MLB Managers
Joe Maddon. Maddon led the Devil Rays to a 61-101 record in 2006, his first season in charge. Maddon was born on 19 September 1954, in Hazelton, PA, and had previously served on the Angels' coaching staff.
|Which well-traveled man managed the 2007 Chicago Cubs?||MLB Managers
Lou Piniella. Piniella took over in 2007 for the departed Dusty Baker. Piniella had previously managed the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Devil Rays, and won a World Series with the Reds in 1990.
|Who managed the Detroit Tigers in 2007, after leading them to the AL Pennant in '06?||MLB Managers
Jim Leyland. Leyland took a Tigers team that was 71-91 in 2005 and transformed it to 95-67 in 2006, winning the AL Pennant. Though they eventually lost in the World Series to the Cardinals, Leyland won his third Manager of the Year award.
|Who managed the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007, after a stint with the LA Dodgers?||MLB Managers
Jim Tracy. 2007 was Tracy's second season with the Pirates. He was 67-95, fifth in the NL Central in 2006. He managed the Dodgers from 2001-2005 before becoming the head man in Pittsburgh.
|Who managed Derek Lowe and Nomar Garciaparra in 2003 for Boston, and again in 2007 for the Dodgers?||MLB Managers
Grady Little. 2007 was Little's second year with the Dodgers, after leading them to a wildcard berth in the 2006 season. He managed the Red Sox for two years before taking over for the Dodgers.
|Who began his career as a manager in 2002 at the Colorado Rockies?||MLB Managers
Clint Hurdle. Clint Hurdle was originally drafted by the Royals in 1975, and played 10 seasons in the big leagues before beginning his career as a manager.
|Which manager, whose sons and fathers also played in the MLB, left the Cleveland Indians (wher he was bench coach) to manage the Kansas City Royals in 2005?||MLB Managers
Buddy Bell. Bell formerly managed the Rockies and Tigers, and two of his sons, Mike and David, played in the majors. He is the son of former major leaguer Gus Bell.
|Which former Yankees player was appointed manager of the New York Mets in 2005?||MLB Managers
Willie Randolph. Randolph led the Mets to within one game of the World Series in 2006, but his Mets lost to the eventual champion Cardinals. Randolph, a 6 time All-Star and 18 season MLB veteran, coached on Joe Torre's staff with the Yankees before moving to the crosstown Mets.
|Who was the manager for the Oakland Athletics in 2007, his first season in charge of an MLB team?||MLB Managers
Bob Geren. Geren took over for Ken Macha after the 2006 season, in which the A's had advanced to the ALCS. Geren was a former catcher for the Yankees and Padres, and also was the former manager of the Sacramento River Cats, the A's AAA affiliate.
|Who was the manager for the Florida Marlins in 2007, replacing 2006 Manager of the Year Joe Girardi?||MLB Managers
Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez served as the Braves 3rd base coach prior to being hired by the Marlins. He was drafted as a player by the Yankees in 1982. He replaced Joe Girardi as Marlins manager, even though Girardi was named NL Manager of the Year in 2006.
|Which former A's coach managed the Texas Rangers in 2007, his first year as an MLB manager?||MLB Managers
Ron Washington. Washington was a former infielder with the Dodgers, Twins, Orioles, Indians, and Astros. He also coached in the Mets and Athletics organizations before taking over from Buck Showalter on November 6, 2006.
|Who managed the Houston Astros to their first World Series in 2005, his 3rd seaosn as their manager?||MLB Managers
Phil Garner. Garner was also a member of the 1979 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, and was named an All Star three times.
|Which former Manager of the Year managed the Atlanta Braves to a World Series win in 1995?||MLB Managers
Bobby Cox. This was during Cox's second managerial stint with the Braves. His first stint was 4 seasons 1978-1981 (with 4 seasons at the Blue Jays 1982-1985). He then returned to Atlanta as general manager, and became the team's Manager in 1990.
He has won multiple Manager of the Year awards, and won NL Pennants in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, and 1999, with a World Series victory in '95.
|Who managed the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, coming off a fourth place finish in 2006?||MLB Managers
Ned Yost. Yost entered 2007, his fifth year with Milwaukee, with a career winning percentage of .450. He led the Brewers to a 75-87 record in 2006, good for fourth in the NL Central.
|Who was appointed manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 (he had previously managed the Mariners in 2003 and 2004)?||MLB Managers
Bob Melvin. In 2007 he entered his third season with the Diamondbacks with a career record of 309-339, a .477 winning percentage. He had previously managed the Seattle Mariners in 2003 and 2004.
|Who managed the Baltimore Orioles with his friend Leo Mazzone as pitching coach in 2007?||MLB Managers
Sam Perlozzo. 2007 was Perlozzo's third season in charge of the Orioles. In 2006, he led them to a 70-92 finish, fourth in the AL East.
|Which former Rangers manager was entering his third year in charge of the Cincinnati Reds in 2007?||MLB Managers
Jerry Narron. Narron entered his third season in charge of the Reds in 2007. In 2006, he guided the Reds to an 80-82 record and a third place finish in the NL Central.