Robert Walden Schaefer
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb
- School University of Connecticut
- Born May 22, 1944 in Putnam, CT USA
Bob Schaefer was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966 and spent three seasons as a shortstop in their organization. After his playing career ended, he went on to be a coach, minor league manager, and front office excutive for various clubs. He was a Kansas City Royals coach from 1988 to 1991 and again from 2002 to 2005. He has also twice been interim manager of the Royals. He led the team for a game in 1991 after John Wathan was fired and before Hal McRae was hired. In May 2005, he managed the club for almost three weeks before Buddy Bell was hired to replace Tony Pena, who had resigned suddenly.
In 2007, Schaefer was named bench coach of the Oakland Athletics. He was a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008 to 2010. In 2011 Schaefer is Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Washington Nationals.
|Kansas City Royals Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1980||Greensboro Hornets||South Atlantic League||82-57||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1981||Greensboro Hornets||South Atlantic League||98-43||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1983||Jackson Mets||Texas League||69-67||3rd (t)||New York Mets||Lost League Finals|
|1984||Tidewater Tides||International League||71-69||5th||New York Mets|
|1985||Tidewater Tides||International League||75-64||4th||New York Mets||League Champs|
|1986||Glens Falls Tigers||Eastern League||67-71||4th||Detroit Tigers||Lost in 1st round|
|1987||Memphis Chicks||Southern League||72-71||4th||Kansas City Royals|
|1991||Kansas City Royals||American League||1-0||--||Kansas City Royals||interim between John Wathan (15-22) and Hal McRae on May 23|
|2005||Kansas City Royals||American League||5-12||--||Kansas City Royals||replaced Tony Pena (8-25) on May 11 /|
replaced by Buddy Bell on May 31
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