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Johnny Oates

Johnny Lane Oates

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: January 21, 1946 in Sylva, North Carolina, US
Died: December 24, 2004 in Richmond, Virginia, US
High School: Prince George HS (Prince George, VA)
School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1966 MLB June Amateur Draft from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA) and the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (10th) of the 1967 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA).

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1967 21 -0.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk BAL 53 168 22 50 6 2 4 19 2 2 24 13 .298 .429 72
1967 21 2.0 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 5 12 5 1 0 1 .417 .750 9
1967 21 -0.2 Miami FLOR A BAL 48 180 156 22 45 5 2 3 19 2 2 24 13 .288 .383 .404 .787 63
1968 22 0.9 Miami FLOR A BAL 70 194 51 9 3 0 .263 .340 66
1969 23 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-WRk BAL 93 286 256 31 75 14 2 1 24 2 2 28 13 .293 .360 .375 .735 96 0 0 2
1969 23 1.9 Orioles FLIN WRk BAL 27 73 65 7 20 2 0 0 6 2 1 8 4 .308 .384 .338 .722 22 0 0 0
1969 23 -0.1 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA BAL 66 213 191 24 55 12 2 1 18 0 1 20 9 .288 .352 .387 .740 74 0 0 2
1970 24 -1.3 Rochester IL AAA BAL 9 20 16 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 2 .375 .500 .438 .938 7 0 0 0
1971 25 -0.1 Rochester IL AAA BAL 114 399 346 49 96 16 3 7 44 10 4 49 31 .277 .364 .402 .766 139 0 1 3
5 Seasons 339 1091 980 103 278 46 10 12 91 14 8 105 59 .284 .351 .388 .739 380 0 1 5
WRk (1 season) WRk 27 73 65 7 20 2 0 0 6 2 1 8 4 .308 .384 .338 .722 22 0 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 5 12 12 5 1 0 1 .417 .417 .750 1.167 9
A (2 seasons) A 118 374 350 22 96 14 5 3 19 2 2 24 13 .274 .321 .369 .689 129
AA (1 season) AA 66 213 191 24 55 12 2 1 18 0 1 20 9 .288 .352 .387 .740 74 0 0 2
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 123 419 362 50 102 17 3 7 48 10 4 53 33 .282 .371 .403 .774 146 0 1 3
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1967 21 Miami FLOR A BAL OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
1967 21 Miami FLOR A BAL C 46 284 268 8 8 3 .972 6.00 8
1969 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-WRk BAL C 83 416 346 64 6 12 .986 4.94 11
1969 23 Orioles FLIN WRk BAL C 17 117 93 22 2 3 .983 6.76 1
1969 23 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA BAL C 66 299 253 42 4 9 .987 4.47 10
1970 24 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 5 26 24 2 0 0 1.000 5.20 1
1971 25 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 110 727 648 73 6 11 .992 6.55 6
4 Seasons 245 1456 1289 147 20 26 .986 5.86 26
C (4 seasons) C 244 1453 1286 147 20 26 .986 5.87 26
OF (1 season) OF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1982 36 Nashville SOUL AA NYY 1 of 1 144 77 67 .535
1983 37 Columbus IL AAA NYY 1 of 1 140 83 57 .593
1988 42 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1 of 1 141 77 64 .546
1991 45 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1 of 2 162 67 95 .414
1992 46 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1 of 1 162 89 73 .549
1993 47 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1 of 1 162 85 77 .525
1994 48 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1 of 1 112 63 49 .563
1995 49 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 2 144 74 70 .514
1996 50 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 163 90 72 .556
1997 51 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 162 77 85 .475
1998 52 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 162 88 74 .543
1999 53 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 162 95 67 .586
2000 54 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 162 71 91 .438
2001 55 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 2 162 73 89 .451
14 Seasons 2140 1109 1030 .518
MLB (11 seasons) 1715 872 842 .509
AAA (2 seasons) 281 160 121 .569
AA (1 season) 144 77 67 .535

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1967 21 Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Rk BAL
1967 21 Miami Marlins Florida State League A BAL
1968 22 Miami Marlins Florida State League A BAL
1969 23 FIL Orioles Florida Instructional League North WRk BAL
1969 23 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League AA BAL
1970 24 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1970 24 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1970-09-17 1970-09-29
1971 25 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1972 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1972-04-25 1972-10-03
1973 27 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-25
1974 28 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1974-04-04 1974-09-29
1975 29 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1975-04-13 1975-05-04
1975 29 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 2 1975-05-09 1975-09-28
1976 30 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1976-04-10 1976-09-27
1977 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1977-04-10 1977-10-02
1978 32 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1978-04-17 1978-10-01
1979 33 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1979-04-30 1979-09-30
1980 34 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1980-04-13 1980-10-05
1981 35 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1981-04-19 1981-05-24

Sabr ID: bcfef6da

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