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Bob Schaefer

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Robert Walden Schaefer

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Preceded by
Tony Pena
Kansas City Royals Manager
Succeeded by
Buddy Bell

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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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