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Managing Career

• Was named the 17th manager in franchise history on 10/30/08, replacing interim manager Dale Sveum
• Went 80-82 in his first season as Brewers manager as the team finished in third place, 11.0 games out of first
• Club option for 2011 added to his contract on 10/4/09
• His career record now stands at 448-362 (.553)
• Managed the Oakland Athletics from 2003-06, compiling a record of 368-280 (.568)
• Won the American League West in 2003 and 2006
• The Athletics' .568 winning percentage ranked fourth in the Major Leagues during his tenure, trailing only the Yankees (.608), Red Sox (.577) and Cardinals (.577)
• His winning percentage with Oakland ranks second to Hall of Famer Dick Williams (.603) in Athletics franchise history
• Has managed at the minor-league level in the Red Sox organization at Double-A Trenton (1995-96) and Triple-A Pawtucket (1997-98), posting a record of 317-249 (.560)
• As a minor-league skipper qualified for the playoffs in 1995, 1996 and 1997
• Was International League Manager of the Year in 1998

Coaching Career

• Has Major League coaching experience with Montreal (1986-91), California (1992-94) & Oakland (1999-2002)
• Served as a coach (1986) and bullpen coach (1987-91) with the Expos
• Served as bullpen coach (1992) and third-base coach (1992-94) with the Angels
• Served as bench coach with the Athletics (1999-2002)

Playing Career

• The former corner infielder had a six-year playing career in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh (1974, '77-78), Montreal (1979-80) and Toronto (1981)
• Batted .258 with 1 HR and 35 RBI in 180 career games
• Hit his only career Major League home run on 5/4/80 vs. San Francisco with a solo shot off Ed Halicki
• Finished his career in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons from 1982-85

Personal/Miscellaneous

• Is married.....wife's name is Carolyn.....the couple has a son named Eric and a daughter named Kristin
• Graduated from Gateway (PA) High School, where he was on the baseball and swim teams
• Attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a degree in civil engineering
• Is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
• Enjoys golf and turkey hunting
• Is the first cousin of Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser
• Spent two seasons (2007-08) as a studio analyst for NESN (Red Sox) prior to joining the Brewers

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