12.24.04

Johnny Oates, RIP

Posted in Baseball at 12:03 pm by

Former Orioles and Rangers manager Johnny Oates has died at the age of 58. Oates had suffered in recent years from a brain tumor.

AL Co-Manager of the Year in 1996, Oates guided Texas to playoff appearances in ’96, 1998 and 1998. Drafted by the Orioles in 1967 Oates enjoyed an undistinguished playing career until 1981, playing for the O’s, Yankees, Dodgers, Philies and Braves.

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