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  Bob Boone

Full Name: Robert Raymond Boone
Height: 6'2" Weight: 202 lbs.
Born: November 19, 1947 in San Diego, CA
Died:
Major League Career: 1972 to 1990
Managerial Debut: April 1995


Year TM/L G W L PCT M/Y W-EXP A-E Standing
1995 KC-A 144 70 74 0.486   65.9 4.1 2 Central
1996 KC-A 161 75 86 0.466   76.6 -1.6 5 Central
1997 KC-A 82 36 46 0.439 1-2 37.4 -1.4 4 Central
2001 CIN-N 162 66 96 0.407   75.1 -9.1 5 Central
2002 CIN-N 162 78 84 0.481   77.4 0.6 3 Central
2003 CIN-N 104 46 58 0.442 1-2 46.7 -0.7 Fired
Totals 6 815 371 444 0.455   379.2 -8.2  
   

MANAGERIAL CAREER:
On 11/3/00 was named the 56th manager in Cincinnati Reds history, the franchise's 46th skipper since 1900...signed a 2-year contract through the 2002 season, with a club option for 2003...was the Reds' bench coach in 1994 under manager Davey Johnson...his son, Bret, was a member of that '94 squad...after the coaching stint with the Reds managed the Kansas City Royals from 1995-97 and compiled a 181-206 record...re-joined the Reds' organization in November 1997 as a special assistant to General Manager Jim Bowden and held that position until he was named field manager on 11/3/00...is the sixth person in Major League history to manage his son...his son, Aaron, is the Reds' third baseman...the other father-son, player-manager combinations were Connie & Earle Mack (1910-11, 1914 Athletics), Yogi & Dale Berra (1985 Yankees, 15g), Cal Ripken Sr. & sons Billy and Cal Jr. (Cal only 1985 Orioles, both sons 1987-88 Orioles), Hal & Brian McRae (1991-94 Royals) and Felipe & Moises Alou (1992-96 Expos)...was named Royals' manager on 10/7/94, replacing Hal McRae...in his first season led KC to a second-place finish in the American League Central Division...in 1996 his Royals led the American League with 195 stolen bases in 280 attempts (.696)...also that season led all AL managers with 152 different lineups in 161 games...at the 1996 All-Star Game served as a coach on Mike Hargrove's American League staff...following the 1996 season received a 2-year contract extension to manage KC through the 1999 season...on 7/9/97 was fired by the Royals after compiling a 36-46 (.439) record, then later that year joined the Reds as a special assistant...from 1992-93 spent 2 seasons managing Oakland's Class-AAA affiliate in Tacoma, then in 1994 joined Johnson's coaching staff in Cincinnati.

PLAYING CAREER:

Played 19 seasons in the Majors with the Phillies, Angels and Royals...established Major League records for games caught in a career (2,225), a record later broken by Carlton Fisk, and most seasons catching at least 100 games (15)...was a 4-time All-Star...won 7 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards as his league's best defensive catcher, including 2 in the National League (1978-79) and 5 in the American League (1982, 1986-89)...only Johnny Bench (10) and Ivan Rodriguez (9) won more Gold Gloves as a catcher...in 1978 led all National League catchers with a .991 fielding percentage...during his career hit .254 with 105 home runs and 826 RBI in 2,264 games...hit .310 in six League Championship Series and .412 in the the 1980 World Series.

PERSONAL:

ROBERT RAYMOND BOONE...married, wife's name is Susan...they have 3 sons, Bret (4/6/69), Aaron (3/9/73) and Matt (7/18/79)...Bret plays for the Mariners, Aaron plays for the Reds, and Matthew plays in the Tigers organization...his father, Ray, was an All-Star infielder during his 13-year Major League career (1948-60) and a scout for the Boston Red Sox for 31 years until he retired in 1993...his brother, Rodney, played in the Kansas City and Houston farm systems from 1972-75...the Boones are one of only three 3-generation baseball families...BOONES: Ray (Cle, Det, WSox, KC, Bos, Mil), Bob (Phi, Cal, KC), Bret (Sea, Cin, Atl, SD) and Aaron (Cin)...BELLS: Gus (Mil, NYM, Cin, Pit), Buddy (Cle, Cin, Tex, Hou), David (Cle, StL, Sea) and Mike (Cin)...HAIRSTONS: Sam (WSox), Jerry Sr. (WSox, Pit) and Jerry Jr. (Bal)...in 1965 graduated from Crawford High School in San Diego...in 1969 graduated from Stanford University with a degree in psychology.



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