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Jerry Narron
Full Name: Jerry Austin Narron
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: Jan 15, 1956 in Goldsboro, North Carolina
\ College: Eastern Carolina
Debut: April 13, 1979
Final Game: October 2, 1987

MANAGERIAL
RECORD


CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1979
1980
1981
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
NYA
Sea
Sea
Cal
Cal
Cal
Cal
Sea
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
.171
.196
.222
.136
.247
.220
.221
.000
61
48
76
10
69
67
57
4
123
107
203
22
150
132
95
8
17
7
13
1
9
12
5
0
21
21
45
3
37
29
21
0
3
3
5
0
5
4
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
4
3
1
3
5
1
0
18
18
17
4
17
14
8
0
9
13
16
1
8
11
9
0
26
18
35
3
12
17
14
2
.226
.279
.285
.174
.286
.280
.292
.000
.309
.336
.291
.273
.340
.364
.305
.000
Totals AVG
.211
G
392
AB
840
R
64
H
177
2B
23
3B
2
HR
21
RBI
96
BB
67
K
127
OBP
.270
SLG
.318

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1979
1980
1981
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
NYA
Sea
Sea
Cal
Cal
Cal
Cal
Sea
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
0
0
2
0
1
0
1
0
2
2
3
0
7
2
5
0
38
36
59
6
51
48
29
0
0
2
3
0
1
2
0
0
3
1
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
30.8
26.8
67.7
22.0
50.0
26.4
95.0
--.-
4.7
5.9
5.8
7.3
12.5
7.8
6.8
4.0
Totals HBP
4
GDP
21
TB
267
IBB
8
SH
9
SF
6
SB
0
CS
0
SB%
-.---
AB/HR
40.0
AB/K
6.6


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1979
1980
1981
1983
1984
1984
1985
1985
1986
1987
NYA
Sea
Sea
Cal
Cal
Cal
Cal
Cal
Cal
Sea
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
C
C
C
C
1B
C
1B
C
C
C
56
39
65
6
7
46
1
45
51
3
187
127
260
19
40
157
2
158
171
9
167
115
248
14
38
146
2
144
155
9
15
11
11
3
2
10
0
14
14
0
5
1
1
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
2
0
3
0
5
1
0
4
3
0
0.973
0.992
0.996
0.895
1.000
0.994
1.000
1.000
0.988
1.000
Totals G
319
Ch
1130
PO
1038
A
80
E
12
DP
18
FPCT
0.989


LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1986
Cal
AL
.500
4
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
.667
.500
Totals AVG
.500
G
4
AB
2
R
1
H
1
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
BB
1
K
1
OBP
.667
SLG
.500

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1986
Cal
AL
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
--.-
2.0
Totals HBP
0
GDP
0
TB
1
IBB
0
SH
0
SF
0
SB
0
CS
0
SB%
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
2.0


LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1986
Cal
C
3
1
1
0
0
0
1.000
Totals G
3
Ch
1
PO
1
A
0
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
1.000


Until chosen to be the interim manager for the Texas Rangers in May 2001, Jerry Narron's biggest claim to fame was as the answer to a trivia question:
Who caught for the Yankees the day after Thurman Munson died in a plane crash?

Narron was a rookie back for the Yankees back in 1979 when given the difficult task of replacing Munson. He hit just .171 in 61 games and that offseason was traded to Seattle. He ended up playing nearly six years in the big leagues, including three years as Bob Boone's backup with the Angels.

Like Johnny Oates (Texas Rangers manager), Narron was a backup catcher who drifted into managing. He managed in the Orioles' system from 1989 to 1992, before joining the Rangers with Oates in 1995. He had served as third-base coach since joining the staff. "We have not played anywhere near where we're capable of playing," said Narron, who was a minor-league teammate of Rangers GM Doug Melvin with Fort Lauderdale in 1976. "It's my job to get guys to achieve and overachieve. I don't know what we're going to change." In his minor-league managerial days, Narron managed Double-A Hagerstown in 1990-91 and Triple-A Rochester in 1992. Among the young players he groomed were Arthur Rhodes, Ricky Gutierrez and Mike Mussina. Narron described his managerial style as one cobbled from his time with Oates and his playing days under Billy Martin, Gene Mauch, John McNamara and Dick Williams. He was the Rangers' interim manager in 1995 when Oates took a leave of absence, going 2-3 in five games.

Jerry Narron is the nephew of San Narron, a catcher for St. Louis.



 

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