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Johnny Oates
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Baseball Player
    (January 21, 1946-December 24, 2004)
    Born in Sylva, North Carolina
    Died in Richmond, Virginia
    Catcher for the Baltimore Orioles (1970, 1972), Atlanta Braves (1973-75), Philadelphia Phillies (1975-76), Los Angeles Dodgers (1977-79) and the New York Yankees (1980-81)
    Manager for the Baltimore Orioles (1991-94) and the Texas Rangers (1995-2001)
    AL Manager of the Year (1996)
    He played on five different teams during his playoff career.
    He was injury prone throughout his career.
    He was one of the first casualties the Orioles made under owner Peter Angelos.
    Despite guiding the Rangers to three playoff appearances, his teams only posted a 1-9 record.
    He was fired by the Rangers after the team free-fell dramatically following their 1999 playoff berth.
    He guided the Rangers to the first playoff berth in franchise history.
    He is considered one of the most successful managers in the history of the Rangers franchise.
    He was the second person in the history of the Rangers to have his jersey retired.
    He was popular with Rangers fans and many felt he had unreasonable expectations saddled on him following owner Tom Hicksdecision to grossly overpay Alex Rodriguezinstead of focusing on the team's needs.
    Prior to being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he intended to return to a managerial post.

Credit: Ricky


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
 
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