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Encyclopedia > Lou Piniella
Lou Piniella
Outfielder, Manager
Born: August 28, 1943 (1943-08-28) (age 64)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
Sept 4, 1964
for the Baltimore Orioles
Final game
June 16, 1984
for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
AVG     .291
HR     102
RBI     766
Teams

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Career highlights and awards
  • All-star in 1972
  • 1969 AL Rookie of the Year
  • Led AL in doubles in 1972 with 33
  • 1995 and 2001 AL Manager of the Year

Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He has been nicknamed "Sweet Lou," both for his swing as a major league hitter and, facetiously, to describe his demeanor as a player and manager. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ...

Contents

Early life

Piniella grew up in West Tampa, Florida. His Asturian grandparents immigrated to Florida from Spain. As a child, he played PONY League Baseball alongside Tony La Russa. He attended Jesuit High School of Tampa where he was an All-American in basketball. After graduation, he attended the University of Tampa where he was an All-American in baseball. West Tampa is one of the oldest neighborhoods within the city limits of Tampa, USA and a former incorporated city, located just west of downtown Tampa. ... The Asturians are an ethnic group or nation living in the historical region of the Principality of Asturias, in the north of Spain. ... Pony Baseball began in the early 1950s. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Jesuit High School of Tampa is a private, Catholic, all-male high school located in Tampa, Florida established in 1899. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... This article is about the sport. ... The University of Tampa, or UT, is a private, co-educational university in downtown Tampa, Florida. ...


Playing career

Piniella, at the age of 21, played in his first major league game in 1964 with the Baltimore Orioles. At 24, his second major league season was with the Indians. He joined the Seattle Pilots during their 1969 preseason, but was quickly traded. He was prominently mentioned in Jim Bouton's classic book about the Seattle Pilots, Ball Four. The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Jim Bouton James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, USA) is a former Major League Baseball player, and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ... James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ...


Piniella played for the Kansas City Royals from 1969-73, and was the American League's AL Rookie of the Year in 1969. He was the first player to come to bat in Royals history. On April 8 of their first season, he led off the bottom of the 1st against left-hander Tom Hall of the Minnesota Twins. He doubled to left field, then scored on an RBI single by Jerry Adair. Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... 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 Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Hall at Ion Storm, Dallas, 1999 Tom A. Hall (born September 2, 1964) is a game designer born in Wisconsin. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Kenneth Jerry Adair (December 17, 1936, Sand Springs, OK - May 31, 1987, Tulsa, OK) was a professional baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and Kansas City Royals. ...


That was followed by 11 years as a member of the New York Yankees, where they won five AL East titles (1976-78, 1980 and 1981), four AL pennants (1976-78 and 1981), and two World Series championships (1977-78). After centerfielder Mickey Rivers was traded, during the 1979 season, Piniella became the Yankees leadoff hitter. One of the more underrated players of the 1970s (he made just one all star team), he compiled 1705 lifetime hits despite not playing full time for just under half of his career. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... John Milton Mickey Rivers (born October 31, 1948 in Miami, Florida, USA) was a Major League Baseball player from 1970-1984 for the California Angels, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ...


He wore uniform number 24 for the Orioles, and 23 for the Indians. His longer stretches were wearing number 9 for the Royals, and 14 for the Yankees.


Managerial career

New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds

After retiring as a player, Piniella managed the Yankees from 1986 to 1987 and for most of 1988 before briefly serving as the club's general manager for the rest of the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Piniella managed the Cincinnati Reds between 1990 and 1992, a tenure that included winning the 1990 World Series against the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Dates: October 16, 1990–October 20, 1990 MVP: Jose Rijo (Cincinnati) Television: CBS Announcers: Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Frank Pulli (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Larry Barnett (AL: Games 1 and 2), Bruce Froemming (NL: Games 3 and 4) ALCS... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


Seattle Mariners

From 1993-2002, he managed the Seattle Mariners, winning the AL Manager of the Year Award in 1995, and again in 2001 when he led the Mariners to a record-tying 116 wins. After winning the 2001 AL Division Series, the Mariners dropped the first two games of the AL Championship Series, and Piniella held an angry post-game press conference in which he guaranteed the Mariners would win two out of three games in New York to return the ALCS to Seattle. However, the Yankees closed out the series at Yankee Stadium, and the Mariners have not reached the playoffs since. Following the 2002 season, Piniella was included in a rare "trade" that sent him to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with outfielder Randy Winn going to Seattle. // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The 2001 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2001 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 9, and ended on Monday, October 15, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2001 American League Championship Series was a rematch of the 2000 ALCS between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series after being down two games to zero, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Dwight Randolph Randy Winn (born June 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the San Francisco Giants. ...


In the Mariners' 30-season history, they have had nine winning seasons and reached the playoffs four times. Seven of the winning seasons and all of the playoff appearances occurred during Piniella's ten years with the Mariners. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


Piniella is the only manager in Mariners history to have a winning record in his tenure with the team, while serving at least one season.


In a game in the 2002 season, Pinella came out to argue a call and was immediately tossed after throwing down his hat. Afterwards, he kicked his hat several times, agressively approached the umpire, and kicked dirt on the umpire as well. He then ripped first base from the diamond then threw it down the right field foul line twice after he imitated the umpire tossing him out.


Tampa Bay Devil Rays

In his first two seasons with the Devil Rays, Piniella was able to improve the team somewhat, and they won a franchise-record 70 games in 2004, which was also their first season in which they did not finish last in their division, which he also guaranteed (he also jokingly said, after saying it several times, "If I say it any more times I might have us winning the World Series!".) During the 2005 season, Piniella was very critical of Devil Rays front office for focusing too much on the future and not enough on immediate results, and for not increasing payroll quickly enough to field a competitive team (they started the season with a $30 million payroll, which was the lowest in the major leagues; the Yankees payroll in 2005 was over $208 million). Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Tensions eventually made Piniella step down as the Devil Rays' manager on September 21, 2005. Sweet Lou had one more season remaining on his contract from October 2002, but agreed to a $2.2 million buyout, instead lieu of $4.4 million that he was due, had he decided to manage the team for one more season. He would have also received $1.25 million in deferred salary from 2003. Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Chicago Cubs

On October 16, 2006, Piniella agreed to a three-year contract to manage the Chicago Cubs. The contract is for $10 million over three seasons with a $5 million option for a fourth year [1] is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


Famous for his anger and meltdowns, he showed it during a press conference after a Cubs-Reds game on April 13, 2007 when Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano blew a five run lead in the 5th inning in which the Reds scored 6 runs, winning the game 6-5. A reporter asked him what was not working for the Cubs. He responded in a loud, angry voice, "What the hell do you think isn't working?! You saw the damn game! … This guy is your ace, you got a 5-0 lead with the eighth and ninth hitters coming up, you feel pretty good about that inning and all of a sudden it turns into a six-run inning,” Piniella said, obviously still agitated but calmer. “And then I bring in the reliever who’s throwing 30-to-40-foot curveballs to boot. I can see. I can start to see some of the ways this team has lost ballgames. I can see it. We’ve got to correct it obviously. This game here is one that got away from us that really shouldn’t.” In a similar meltdown after the May 17, 2007, game against the Mets, Lou stated, "I don't care about feelings". Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Carlos Alberto Zambrano (born June 1, 1981 Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2001. ...


On June 2, 2007, Piniella was ejected as a Cub for the first time, after throwing down his hat, kicking dirt at umpire Mark Wegner, and kicking his hat three times. He was arguing a call that Angel Pagan was out at third attempting to advance on a wild pitch. In the post-game press conference, he said Pagan looked safe from the dugout, but acknowledged that, after seeing the replay, the umpire made the right call. However, he also said he was going to argue no matter if Pagan was safe or out: "it didn't make a damn bit of difference." He was suspended for four games, the longest of his career. Though the full effects of the display cannot be substantiated, the Cubs - 22-31 in their 53 games through June 2nd - went 35-18 over the subsequent 53 games, and went on from there to capture the National League Central Division title. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Angel Pagan (born July 2, 1981 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a current outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ...


Known for his often aggressive and sometimes explosive behavior, Piniella is one of the most-ejected managers in major league history with 60 career ejections, only one behind long-time friend and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.[2] He had a reputation for being less than patient with pitchers, often sending his pitching coach to remove them from the game. He even got into a clubhouse scuffle with pitcher Rob Dibble while with the Reds which was caught on video, ending with the two being pulled apart and Lou screaming, "You don't want to be treated like a man!" Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Rob Dibble pitching for the Cincinnati Reds in 1991 Robert Keith Dibble (born January 24, 1964 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


Managerial record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NYY 1986 90 72 .556 2nd in AL East - - - -
NYY 1987 89 73 .549 3rd in AL East - - - -
NYY 1988 45 48 .484 5th in AL East - - - -
CIN 1990 91 71 .562 1st in NL West 8 2 .800 Won World Series
CIN 1991 74 88 .457 5th in NL West - - - -
CIN 1992 90 72 .556 2nd in NL West - - - -
SEA 1993 82 80 .506 4th in AL West - - - -
SEA 1994 49 63 .438 3rd in AL West - - - -
SEA 1995 79 66 .545 1st in AL West 5 6 .455 Lost ALCS
SEA 1996 85 76 .528 2nd in AL West - - - -
SEA 1997 90 72 .556 1st in AL West 1 3 .250 Lost ALDS
SEA 1998 76 85 .472 3rd in AL West - - - -
SEA 1999 79 83 .488 3rd in AL West - - - -
SEA 2000 91 71 .562 2nd in AL West 5 4 .556 Lost ALCS
SEA 2001 116 46 .716 1st in AL West 4 6 .400 Lost ALCS
SEA 2002 93 69 .574 3rd in AL West - - - -
TB 2003 63 99 .389 5th in AL East - - - -
TB 2004 70 91 .435 4th in AL East - - - -
TB 2005 67 95 .414 5th in AL East - - - -
CHC 2007 85 77 .525 1st in NL Central 0 3 .000 Lost NLDS
NYY Total 224 193 .537 - - - - -
CIN Total 255 231 .525 - 8 2 .800 -
SEA Total 840 711 .542 - 15 19 .441 -
TB Total 200 285 .412 - - - - -
CHC Total 85 77 .525 - 0 3 .000 -
Career Total 1,604 1,497 .517 - 23 21 .523 -

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... The National League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Dates: October 16, 1990–October 20, 1990 MVP: Jose Rijo (Cincinnati) Television: CBS Announcers: Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Frank Pulli (NL), Ted Hendry (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Larry Barnett (AL: Games 1 and 2), Bruce Froemming (NL: Games 3 and 4) ALCS... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... Baltimore Orioles vs. ... The 2000 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees and the Wild Card Champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 2001 American League Championship Series was a rematch of the 2000 ALCS between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series after being down two games to zero, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ...

Awards

  • 1969 - AL Rookie of the Year
  • 1972 - AL All-Star
  • 1995 - AL Manager of the Year
  • 2001 - AL Manager of the Year

Broadcasting career

After parting ways with the Devil Rays, Piniella spent one season as a color commentator for Fox Sports, joining Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons in calling postseason baseball games. A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Stephen John Lyons (born June 3, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball player and a television sportscaster. ...


During their broadcast of Game 3 of the 2006 American League Championship Series, Piniella was commenting on player Marco Scutaro who had struggled during the regular season but was playing well during the series. He stated that to expect Scutaro to continue playing well would be similar to finding a wallet on Friday and expecting to find another wallet on Saturday and Sunday. Piniella then commented that player Frank Thomas needed to get "en fuego" which is Spanish for "on fire", because he was "frio" meaning "cold". Lyons responded by saying that Piniella was "hablaing [sic] Español" and added,"I still can't find my wallet. I don't understand him, and I don't want to sit close to him now."[3] The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... Marco Scutaro (pronounced ; born October 30, 1975 in Yaracuy State, Venezuela to an Italian father and a Spanish mother) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Oakland Athletics (2004-present). ... An example of a wallet A wallet is a small (usually pocket-sized) storage device used to keep personal items such as credit cards, cash, drivers licenses for frequent quick access. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... For other uses, see SIC. Sic is a Latin word, originally sicut [1] meaning thus, so, or just as that. In writing, it is placed within square brackets and usually italicized — [sic] — to indicate that an incorrect or unusual spelling, phrase, punctuation, and/or other preceding quoted material has been... This article is about the international language known as Spanish or Castilian. ...


FOX fired Lyons for making the above remarks, which FOX determined to be racially insensitive.[4] Piniella later defended Lyons saying Lyons was "kidding" and that "There isn't a racist bone in his [Lyons'] body.[5].


References

  1. ^ Cubs come to terms with Piniella,MLB.com.
  2. ^ Devil Rays Managers and Coaches page
  3. ^ Lyons fired by Fox,The Boston Globe
  4. ^ Fox fires baseball announcer Steve Lyons after racially insensitive comment,USA Today
  5. ^ Fired Baseball Announcer Lyons Finds Support, IMDb

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Lou Piniella | BaseballLibrary.com (1927 words)
Piniella indeed did lead his Yankees squad to a 90-72 second-place finish in his first season, but despite an 89-73 record in ’87, the team finished behind Detroit, Toronto, and Milwaukee in the AL East after injuries to key players Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph plagued the Yanks down the stretch.
Piniella became the team’s TV commentator after Dallas Green was hired in 1989 to reaplace him in the dugout, but still longed to escape the confines of broadcasting and return to the field.
Piniella was often criticized for failing to develop young pitching talent, and the Mariners' lack of depth on the mound tempered their success at the plate.
Lou Piniella (234 words)
Lou Piniella (born August 28, 1943 in Tampa, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player and current manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Piniella, at the age of 20, played in his first professional game in 1964 with the Baltimore Orioles.
Piniella played for the Kansas City Royals from 1969-1973, followed by spending 11 years as a member of the New York Yankees.
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