Cito Gaston

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Birthdate 03/17/1944
Death Date
Debut Year 1989
Year of Induction
Teams Blue Jays
Position Manager

The 1st African-American to win a World Series, Cito Gaston managed Toronto for 12 years & won 4 AL East titles, 2 pennants, & 2 World Series.

 

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Cito Gaston signed lineup cards as manager of the Blue Jays

Cito Gaston signed lineup cards as manager of the Blue Jays

Does he belong in the Hall of Fame? Cito Gaston managed the Blue Jays from 1989 to 1997, and again from 2008 to 2010. During this time, he managed the Blue Jays to four American League East division titles (1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993), two American League pennants (1992 and 1993) and two World Seri
Reverse of Cito Gaston signed lineup card with ground rules of the Skydome

Reverse of Cito Gaston signed lineup card with ground rules of the Skydome

On the back of Major League Baseball lineup cards are the ground rules in the park where the game is played. This contest was played in Toronto’s Skydome. Accordingly, one of the more memorable rules was, “ball striking any portion offence or screen in back of home plate: In Play.-“

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