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Encyclopedia > Cookie Rojas

Octavio Victor Rojas Rivas, better known as Cookie Rojas (born March 6, 1939 in Havana, Cuba), is a former Major League Baseball player, manager and coach. March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Havana (Spanish in full: Ciudad de La Habana (City of Havana), usually shortened to just La Habana, and formerly named San Cristóbal de la Habana; UN/LOCODE: CU HAV) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of more than 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ...


Playing baseball over the objections of his father, who wanted him to be a doctor, Rojas was an All-Star for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1965. As a Phillie, Rojas teamed with shortstop Bobby Wine; the double-play combination parodied a popular song of the time as "The Plays of Wine and Rojas." By the time the Phillies traded Rojas to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970, it appeared his career might be over. St. Louis traded the struggling Rojas to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder/third baseman Fred Rico on June 13, 1970. Kansas City, a team in its second year of existence, wanted a veteran presence to steady its infield. Rojas contemplated retirement, but went on to appear in four consecutive All-Star games (1971-74). The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic or Midsummer Night Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager for pitchers and... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... See also: 1964 in sports, other events of 1965, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain... Robert Paul Wine Sr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5,10,20 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... Alfredo Rico Cruz (born July 4, 1944 in Jerome, Arizona) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ...


A fan favorite, Rojas lost his job as the Royals' starting second baseman to Frank White in 1976, but stayed with the team for two more years, filling in at first, second and third base, and as designated hitter as well. Over the course of his 16-year career, Rojas played at least one game at all nine positions in the field, including pitcher and catcher. The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Frank White, Jr. ... See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... A designated hitter (often shortened to DH), is an official position adopted by Major League Baseballs American League in 1973 that allowed teams to boost sagging offensive performances by designating a player to bat in place of the pitcher. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ...


Following his playing career, Rojas coached and scouted for various teams, and in 1988 he became only the third Cuban-born manager in major-league history when he took the helm of the California Angels, whom he guided to a fourth-place finish with a 75-79 record before being replaced that September. In 1996, Rojas also managed two games for the Florida Marlins. See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Angel Stadium of Anaheim (1966-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 The Los Angeles Angels... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) East Division (1993-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 NL Pennants (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 East Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 The Florida Marlins are a Major League...


During the 1999 playoffs, while coaching for the New York Mets, Rojas was suspended for five games for getting into a shoving match with umpire Charlie Williams while arguing a foul ball call. See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5) 1969... Charles Herman Williams (December 20, 1943 - September 10, 2005) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who officiated in the National League from 1982 to 1999, and in both leagues in 2000. ...


Rojas' son Victor Rojas provides radio play-by-play and analysis for the Texas Rangers. His other son, Mike Rojas, is the manager for the Detroit Tigers Class A affiliate, the Lakeland Tigers of the Florida State League. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1972-present) Current uniform Ballpark Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1994, a players...


Currently, Cookie Rojas serves as the Florida Marlins Spanish television announcer (SAP). Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) East Division (1993-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 NL Pennants (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 East Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 The Florida Marlins are a Major League...


External link

  • Player and managerial career statistics at Baseball Reference
Preceded by:
Gene Mauch
California Angels Manager
1988
Succeeded by:
Moose Stubing

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ESPN.com - MLB/PLAYOFFS99 - Third-base coach shoved umpire (405 words)
ATLANTA -- New York Mets third-base coach Cookie Rojas was suspended Monday for five games -- a penalty to begin with Game 1 of the NL championship series -- for shoving umpire Charlie Williams in the chest during a playoff game last weekend.
Rojas became enraged after Williams, the left-field umpire, ruled Darryl Hamilton's drive down the line was foul.
But Rojas broke through and, after there was contact between him and Williams -- it was unclear who initiated that brush -- he pushed the umpire with two hands in the chest.
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