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John Henry Hart
born John Hart Reen
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lbs.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
 Biographical Information
John Hart played for three seasons in the Montreal Expos organization, where he was a catcher. He played his first season with the West Palm Beach Expos in 1969 under his birth name of John Reen. He returned to West Palm Beach in 1970, becoming known as John Hart and played one more year for the Quebec Carnavals of the AA Eastern League in 1971. All three seasons, he was the starting catcher for his team, hitting between .220 and .231 with almost no power (he hit only 20 extra base hits, 2 of them homers, in 758 minor league at-bats). By 1972, the Expos were flush with promising young catchers, including Gary Carter, Barry Foote, Bobbie Goodman and Terry Humphrey, making Hart redundant. He was released, and turned to scouting and coaching to earn a living. He was a manager in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1982 to 1987, including two full seasons in AAA.
Hart was an Orioles coach in 1988 and took over as skipper of the Cleveland Indians late in the 1989 season. After less than 20 games at the helm, he moved on to the club's front office, serving as their general manager from 1991 to 2001. In 2001, he became GM of the Texas Rangers. He stepped down on October 4th, 2005 and was replaced by Jon Daniels. In 2013, Hart is still employed by the Rangers as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations. In 2014, he moved to the Atlanta Braves organization as senior advisor to team president John Schuerholz. His son-in-law Guy DeMutis has been a scout.
|Cleveland Indians Manager
|Cleveland Indians General Manager
|Texas Rangers General Manager
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1982||Bluefield Orioles||Appalachian League||47-22||1st||Baltimore Orioles||none League Champs|
|1983||Hagerstown Suns||Carolina League||84-52||2nd||Baltimore Orioles|
|1984||Hagerstown Suns||Carolina League||--||Baltimore Orioles||--||replaced by Grady Little June 21|
|Charlotte O's||Southern League||46-29||4th||Baltimore Orioles||League Champs||replaced Grady Little (29-43)|
|1985||Charlotte O's||Southern League||78-65||3rd||Baltimore Orioles||Lost League Finals|
|1986||Rochester Red Wings||International League||75-63||2nd||Baltimore Orioles||Lost League Finals|
|1987||Rochester Red Wings||International League||74-65||3rd||Baltimore Orioles||Lost in 1st round|
|1989||Cleveland Indians||American League||8-11||6th||Cleveland Indians||replaced Doc Edwards (65-78) on September 12|