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Former Manager for Two US Baseball Teams Dies


Former Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team manager Johnny Oates has died three years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 58.

Oates spent six seasons with Texas and led the Rangers to the playoffs three times. He also shared the American League's Manager of the Year award with the New York Yankees' Joe Torre in 1996.

Oates left the Rangers in 2001 after the team lost 17 of its first 28 games even though it had signed shortstop Alex Rodriguez for a record $252 million.

During his career, Oates played for five teams and also managed the Baltimore Orioles from 1991 to 1994. As a manger he had 797 wins and 746 losses in the regular season. His only playoff win was when the Rangers beat the New York Yankees in October of 1996. Texas lost the next three games and that best-of-five series. The Yankees swept the Rangers in the playoffs in 1998 and 1999.

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