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Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Second only to Connie Mack, A’s Bob Melvin notches historic win and inspires comeback in Seattle

Bob Melvin is a low-key guy, or at least that’s how some A’s players have described him. So a celebration for his record-breaking 799th managerial win, one that pushed him beyond Tony La Russa for most managerial wins in Oakland history and second-most wins as an Athletics manager behind Connie Mack, wasn’t too wild.

At the same ballpark where Melvin’s managerial career began in 2003, the team popped some champagne in the visiting clubhouse following a comeback 12-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.


“It just means I’ve been around a long time,” Melvin said of the accomplishment. “I told these guys that it’s just about the players. I’ve just been lucky enough to be around for a long time.”

Even if the A’s skipper of 10 seasons hoped to stay humble about the accomplishment, the team couldn’t suppress their excitement for him.

“The clubhouse is pretty danged jacked up right now,” Chris Bassitt said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 02, 2021 at 09:05 AM | 3 comment(s)
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