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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

John McNamara, Cincinnati Reds manager from 1979 to 1982, dies at 88

John McNamara, who managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 to 1982 and also managed the Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres, the California Angels, the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians, has died at the age of 88.

The Boston Globe confirmed McNamara’s death on Tuesday through his wife and nephew.

McNamara was named American League manager of the year in 1986 as he led the Red Sox to the American League pennant.

McNamara’s teams posted a record of 1160-1233 (.485) in his 19 seasons as an MLB manager. In his four years with the Reds, McNamara’s record was 279-244-1 (.533).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2020 at 03:53 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Karl from NY Posted: July 30, 2020 at 02:06 PM (#5966936)
in 1986 as he led the Red Sox to the American League pennant.

While true of course, I don't think I've ever heard that before as the description of the result of that Red Sox season.

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