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Bobby Winkles

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Bobby Brooks Winkles

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bobby Winkles played in the minors from 1951 to 1958, except for 1953, when he was serving in the military. He made it as high as AAA but never played in the major leagues.

Winkles was the head coach at Arizona State University from 1959 to 1971, leading the school to College World Series titles in 1965, 1967 and 1969.

In addition to managing the California Angels and Oakland Athletics, he was a coach for the Angels (1972), Athletics (1974-1975), San Francisco Giants (1976-1977), Chicago White Sox (1979-1981), and Montreal Expos (1986-1988).

Preceded by
Del Rice
California Angels Manager
Succeeded by
Whitey Herzog
Preceded by
Jack McKeon
Oakland Athletics Manager
Succeeded by
Jack McKeon

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1973 California Angels American League 79-83 4th California Angels
1974 California Angels American League 30-44 -- California Angels replaced by Whitey Herzog on June 27
1977 Oakland Athletics American League 37-71 7th Oakland Athletics replaced Jack McKeon (26-27) on June 10
1978 Oakland Athletics American League 24-15 -- Oakland Athletics replaced by Jack McKeon on May 23

Further Reading[edit]

  • Norm King: "Bobby Winkles", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 559-563. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1

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