Lou Piniella

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Louis Victor Piniella ( usually ; born August 28, 1943) is a former professional baseball player and manager.wikipedia
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Kansas City Royals

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An outfielder in the major leagues, he played sixteen seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees.
The team was quickly built through a number of trades engineered by its first General Manager, Cedric Tallis, including a trade for Lou Piniella, who won the Rookie of the Year during the Royals' inaugural season, center fielder Amos Otis, who became the team's first great star, first baseman John Mayberry, who provided power, second baseman Cookie Rojas, shortstop Fred Patek, designated hitter Hal McRae, and others.

1978 World Series

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During his playing career, he was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1969 and captured two World Series championships with the Yankees (1977, 1978).
Jackson would avenge the strikeout, when in Game 4 he singled off Welch which moved Roy White to second, from which White would score the game winning run on a Lou Piniella single to tie the series at 2-2.

Seattle Mariners

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Following his playing career, Piniella became a manager for the New York Yankees (1986–1987, 1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990–1992), Seattle Mariners (1993–2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003–2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007–2010).
During the 1992–93 offseason, the Mariners hired manager Lou Piniella, who had led the Cincinnati Reds to victory in the 1990 World Series.

1990 World Series

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He won the 1990 World Series championship with the Reds and led the Mariners to four postseason appearances in seven years (including a record 116-win regular season in 2001).
Athletics manager Tony La Russa and Reds manager Lou Piniella were old friends and teammates from their Tampa American Legion Post 248 team.

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He grew up in West Tampa, and played American Legion baseball and PONY League baseball alongside Tony La Russa.
Growing up, The La Russa family later moved to West Tampa, where Tony played American Legion baseball and PONY League baseball alongside teammate Lou Piniella.

Chicago Cubs

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Following his playing career, Piniella became a manager for the New York Yankees (1986–1987, 1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990–1992), Seattle Mariners (1993–2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003–2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007–2010).
In the offseason they signed Alfonso Soriano to a contract at eight years for $136 million, and replaced manager Dusty Baker with fiery veteran manager Lou Piniella.

1969 Seattle Pilots season

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Piniella was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 expansion draft in October, but was traded after spring training on April 1 to the Kansas City Royals for John Gelnar and Steve Whitaker.

1977 World Series

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During his playing career, he was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1969 and captured two World Series championships with the Yankees (1977, 1978).
Later in the inning, the Yankees loaded the bases with one out, but Dodger reliever Elías Sosa struck out Lou Piniella and retired Bucky Dent on a forceout to end the threat.

1986 New York Yankees season

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He managed the Yankees from 1986 to 1987; promoted to general manager to start the 1988 season, he took over as manager after the firing of Billy Martin on June 23. His initial managerial contract for 1986 was for $200,000.
New York was managed by Lou Piniella.

1987 New York Yankees season

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He managed the Yankees from 1986 to 1987; promoted to general manager to start the 1988 season, he took over as manager after the firing of Billy Martin on June 23. His initial managerial contract for 1986 was for $200,000.
New York was managed by Lou Piniella.

Cincinnati Reds

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Following his playing career, Piniella became a manager for the New York Yankees (1986–1987, 1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990–1992), Seattle Mariners (1993–2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003–2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007–2010). Hired in November 1989, Piniella managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1990 through 1992.
In, the Reds under new manager Lou Piniella shocked baseball by leading the NL West from wire-to-wire.

1988 New York Yankees season

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He managed the Yankees from 1986 to 1987; promoted to general manager to start the 1988 season, he took over as manager after the firing of Billy Martin on June 23. His initial managerial contract for 1986 was for $200,000.
New York was managed by Lou Piniella and Billy Martin, with the latter managing the team for the fifth and final time.

Jesuit High School (Tampa)

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Piniella attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, where he was an All-American in basketball.
Lou Piniella, 1969 American League Rookie of the Year and 1990 World Series winning manager

1964 Baltimore Orioles season

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In August, Piniella was sent to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier trade for Buster Narum, and Piniella played in his first major league game that September with the Orioles at the age of 21. Prior to the 1966 season, he was traded by the Orioles back to the Indians for Cam Carreon, and made his second major league appearance in September 1968 at age 25 with the Indians.
March 31, 1964: Buster Narum was traded by the Orioles to the Washington Senators for a player to be named later. The Senators completed the deal by sending Lou Piniella to the Orioles on August 4.

1974 New York Yankees season

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After the 1973 season, Piniella was traded by the Royals with Ken Wright to the New York Yankees for Lindy McDaniel.
December 7, 1973: Lindy McDaniel was traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Royals for Lou Piniella and Ken Wright.

Buster Narum

In August, Piniella was sent to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier trade for Buster Narum, and Piniella played in his first major league game that September with the Orioles at the age of 21. Prior to the 1966 season, he was traded by the Orioles back to the Indians for Cam Carreon, and made his second major league appearance in September 1968 at age 25 with the Indians.
The next year, he was sent to the Senators in the same trade that brought Lou Piniella to Baltimore.

Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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Piniella was named Manager of the Year three times during his career (1995, 2001, 2008) and finished his managerial career ranked 14th all-time on the list of managerial wins.
Lou Piniella won 116 games with the Seattle Mariners in 2001, the most by a winning manager, and Joe Torre won 114 with the New York Yankees in 1998.

1990 Cincinnati Reds season

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Hired in November 1989, Piniella managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1990 through 1992.
Led by new manager Lou Piniella, the Reds achieved the rare feat of being in first place everyday of the season ("wire-to-wire").

1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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Piniella played for the Royals for their first five seasons, 1969 through 1973, and was the American League's Rookie of the Year in 1969 and was named to the 1972 All-Star Game.

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Piniella was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 expansion draft in October, but was traded after spring training on April 1 to the Kansas City Royals for John Gelnar and Steve Whitaker.
His contract was purchased by the Kansas City Royals from the Pirates after the 1968 season, but he was traded by the Royals with Steve Whitaker to the Seattle Pilots for Lou Piniella prior to the 1969 season.

2001 American League Championship Series

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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.
The Mariners' manager, former Yankee player and manager Lou Piniella, guaranteed after Game 2 that the Mariners would win at least two of the next three games in New York to return the series to Seattle.

2008 Chicago Cubs season

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Though Piniella's Cubs won the Central Division in his first two years (2007–2008), and boasted the best record in the NL in 2008, the Cubs were swept in the postseason both years, first by the Arizona Diamondbacks and then the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2008 NLDS.
Lou Piniella, in his second year as the Cubs' manager, won the National League's Manager of the Year Award in 2008.

Asturians

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Born in Tampa, Florida, Piniella's parents were of Asturian descent, from northwest Spain.
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2007 Chicago Cubs season

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Though Piniella's Cubs won the Central Division in his first two years (2007–2008), and boasted the best record in the NL in 2008, the Cubs were swept in the postseason both years, first by the Arizona Diamondbacks and then the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2008 NLDS.
On October 17, 2006, Lou Piniella signed a three-year deal with an option for a fourth season to manage the Cubs — the 50th manager in team history after Dusty Baker was not offered an extension of his contract following the 2006 season.

List of New York Yankees coaches

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After retiring as a player, Piniella joined the Yankees coaching staff as the hitting coach.