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Johnny Lane Oates (January 21, 1946 Sylva, North Carolina – December 24, 2004 Richmond, Virginia) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Sylva is a town located in Jackson County, North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina . ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


Oates graduated from Prince George High School, in Prince George, Virginia, before going on to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. Oates played baseball as a catcher with the Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees from 1970 to 1981, but never excelled as a hitting threat (batting just .250 with 14 home runs and 126 RBIs over his career) and was hampered by injuries at various points during his career. He began his career as a regular in 1972 and retired partway through the 1981 season. Oates later jokingly admitted that he wasn't a great baseball player; "I still don't know how I got to the big leagues, because I wasn't that good," he said in a 2003 interview. "I was a slap hitter. I kept my mouth shut. I did. I kept my mouth shut. I couldn't throw. I couldn't throw a lick." 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Oates began managing in baseball and rejoined the Orioles organization at their Rochester AAA affiliate in 1988. The following year, he was promoted to the majors where he worked as first base coach under Frank Robinson, and in 1991, after Robinson started 13-24, Oates was promoted to the manager of the Orioles. In his first full season with the team, Oates led the Orioles to a 89-73 record and then to a 85-77 record in 1993, which helped him to win The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. However, following the strike-shortened 1994 season, Oates was dismissed by new owner Peter Angelos. Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. ... See also: 1987 in sports, 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 - Brazil 24 hours of Le... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), 1935) was a Major League Baseball player and is currently the manager of the Washington Nationals. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won... The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award was established in 1936 by The Sporting News and was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. ... See also: 1993 in sports, other events of 1994, 1995 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... Peter Angelos (born July 4, 1929) is a premier trial lawyer and the current owner of the Baltimore Orioles, a Baseball team in the American League East Division. ...


Despite being let go by the Orioles, Oates was quickly hired by the Texas Rangers, who had just fired their previous manager, Kevin Kennedy. Oates proceeded to lead the Rangers to their first playoff appearance in team history during the 1996 season. Despite the team's poor ERA (the team averaged 4.65 collectively), the Rangers' batting lineup was incredibly potent, featuring Ivan Rodriguez, Will Clark, Mark McLemore, Dean Palmer, Rusty Greer, Juan Gonzalez and Mickey Tettleton; the team finished 90-72. Oates won the American League Manager of the Year Award that year, sharing honors with the Yankees' Joe Torre. The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Kevin Kennedy (born May 26, 1954) is a former manager in Major League Baseball and a current television host for Fox Sports baseball coverage. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Will Clark began the celebration after the Giants won the NL pennant in 1989. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Dean William Palmer (December 27, 1968 Tallahassee, FL - ) was a utility player who had a 14 year career from 1989 to 2003. ... Thurman Clyde Rusty Greer III (born January 21, 1969 in Fort Rucker, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers. ... Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico), better known as Juan González, and nicknamed Juan Gone or Igor, is a Major League Baseball right fielder. ... Mickey Lee Tettleton (born September 16, 1960 in Oklahoma City, OK), was a Major League Baseball player for the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees and a former Major League Baseball player in the National League for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. ...


Oates continued to lead the Rangers for several more seasons, leading them to AL West titles in 1998 and 1999. However, following a fourth-place finish in 2000 and beginning the 2001 season with an 11-17 record, Oates was let go by the Rangers. Many fans, however, blamed Rangers management for the team's woes, saying that team management placed unreasonable expectations on Oates, especially after spending US$252 million on free agent shortstop Alex Rodriguez. See also: 1997 in sports, 1999 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland 24... 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. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Alex Rodriguez taking his position at 3rd base at the beginning of a new inning Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York City), nicknamed A-Rod, is widely regarded as one of the best players in Major League Baseball and at a young age already is being...


Oates was considering returning to managing when he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme. Doctors gave Oates only about a year to live, but he survived for over three years—enough time to attend his daughter's wedding, his grandchild's birth, and his induction into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame at The Ballpark in Arlington. During the ceremony at The Ballpark, he was given a standing ovation as Oates, weakened by the cancer and its treatment, required the help of his wife Gloria and a cane to walk. During his speech to the crowd, he said that he hoped it would be his friend, current Rangers manager Buck Showalter, who would finally lead the team to a World Series victory. Oates passed away at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia on Christmas Eve 2004. A brain tumour is any intracranial mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either normally found in the brain itself: neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and... Glioblastoma multiforme, (GBM) also known as grade 4 astrocytoma is the most common and aggressive type of primary brain tumor, accounting for 52 percent of all primary brain tumors cases. ... The Texas Rangers Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor the careers of former Texas Rangers players, managers, executives and broadcasters. ... Ameriquest Field in Arlington is a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... William Nathaniel Buck Showalter (born May 23, 1956 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida) is an American former professional baseball player and the current manager of the Texas Rangers. ... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Virginia Commonwealth University VCU logo Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, December 24, the day before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas festivities. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His uniform number 26 was retired by the Rangers on August 5th, 2005. It is only the second number retired by the Rangers, following that of Nolan Ryan (34). Jackie Robinson (42) is also retired, but it was retired by Major League Baseball for all teams. A commemorative patch was worn on all Ranger uniforms for the 2005 season honoring Oates. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... See also: 2004 in sports, 2005 in baseball, other events of 2005, 2006 in sports, list of years in sports. // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... Brooklyn Dodger infielder Jackie Robinson in 1947. ...


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Johnny Oates Information (636 words)
Oates played baseball as a catcher with the Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees from 1970 to 1981, but never excelled as a hitting threat (batting just.250 with 14 home runs and 126 RBIs over his career) and was hampered by injuries at various points during his career.
Oates proceeded to lead the Rangers to their first playoff appearance in team history during the 1996 season.
Oates was considering returning to managing when he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme.
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