Johnny Oates

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Birthdate 1/21/1946
Death Date 12/24/2004
Debut Year 1970
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Phillies, Rangers, Yankees
Positions Catcher, Manager

Johnny Oates managed both the Orioles & Rangers and was inducted into each team’s Hall of Fame. His #26 was the 2nd Ranger retired number.

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Johnny Oates played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues

Johnny Oates played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues

Johnny Oates enjoyed an 11-year big league playing career as a catcher for five different clubs. He played in two World Series before playing in his last game in 1981. In the collection is this letter from Oates describing his greatest thrill. He writes, “My greatest thrill in baseball was one of two. Getting a hit my first at bat in the big leagues or
Johnny Oates managed the Rangers for 7 seasons and the Orioles for 4

Johnny Oates managed the Rangers for 7 seasons and the Orioles for 4

When Johnny Oates managed the Texas Rangers from 1995-2001 he saw the greatness of Ivan Rodriguez up close. Each of those seasons Pudge was an All Star and Gold Glove catcher. In five of the seven years he also earned the Silver Slugger Award. In 1999 he was the AL MVP. Oates must’ve taken great

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