Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella Cubs
Birthdate 08/28/1943
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Teams Cubs, Indians, Marlins, Orioles, Rays, Reds, Royals, Yankees
Positions Designated Hitter, Left Field, Manager, Right Field

Lou Piniella recorded over 1,700 hits as a player and 1,700 wins as a manager; Joe Torre is the only man with 2,000 in each category.

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Lou Piniella played on two World Series champions and managed another

Lou Piniella played on two World Series champions and managed another

Lou Piniella began his MLB career with ten games combined in 1964 and 1968. When he reached the big leagues to stay in 1969, he hit .282 with 38 extra-base hits. The baseball writers voted him the AL Rookie of the Year. During his 18-year playing career Piniella received votes in MVP balloting four
Lou Piniella was the Manager of the Year three times

Lou Piniella was the Manager of the Year three times

As a skipper, Lou Piniella earned the Manager of the Year Award three times. The first came in 1995 with Seattle. That season he led the Mariners to the franchise’s first postseason berth. Five of his ten Seattle teams finished first or second. The zenith of decade in the Pacific Northwest came in 2001 when the Mariners won an incredible 116 games.
Piniella spent 18 years playing in the AL and another 16 managing in the Junior Circuit

Piniella spent 18 years playing in the AL and another 16 managing in the Junior Circuit

All 1,747 of Lou Piniella’s games as a player came in the American League. He also spent 16 of his 23 seasons as a manager in the AL. His final season in uniform in the Junior Circuit came in 2005 with the Tampa Bay Rays Shown here is a ticket for the last time he donned a uniform as an Americ

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