John McNamara

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John Francis McNamara

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Biographical Information[edit]

John McNamara was a minor league catcher from 1951 to 1963, minor league manager from 1959 to 1967, and major league coach and manager. McNamara missed the 1953-1954 seasons due to military service.

McNamara was a coach for the Oakland A's in 1968-1969, the San Francisco Giants in 1971-1973, and the California Angels in 1978.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Hank Bauer
Oakland A's Manager
Succeeded by
Dick Williams
Preceded by
Don Zimmer
San Diego Padres Manager
Succeeded by
Alvin Dark
Preceded by
Sparky Anderson
Cincinnati Reds Manager
Succeeded by
Russ Nixon
Preceded by
Gene Mauch
California Angels Manager
Succeeded by
Gene Mauch
Preceded by
Ralph Houk
Boston Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Joe Morgan
Preceded by
John Hart
Cleveland Indians Manager
Succeeded by
Mike Hargrove
Preceded by
Marcel Lachemann
California Angels Manager
Succeeded by
Joe Maddon

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1959 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League 75-66 2nd / 3rd Sacramento Solons
1960 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League 78-63 3rd / 3rd Kansas City Athletics
1961 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League 84-56 1st / 2nd Kansas City Athletics League Champs
1962 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League 66-75 5th / 4th Kansas City Athletics
1963 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League 65-75 4th Kansas City Athletics
1964 Dallas Rangers Pacific Coast League 53-104 12th Kansas City Athletics
1965 Birmingham Barons Southern League 54-85 8th Kansas City Athletics
1966 Mobile Athletics Southern League 88-52 1st Kansas City Athletics League Champs
1967 Birmingham A's Southern League 84-55 1st Kansas City Athletics League Champs
1969 Oakland Athletics American League 8-5 2nd Oakland Athletics replaced Hank Bauer (80-69) on September 19
1970 Oakland Athletics American League 89-73 2nd Oakland Athletics
1974 San Diego Padres National League 60-102 6th San Diego Padres
1975 San Diego Padres National League 71-91 4th San Diego Padres
1976 San Diego Padres National League 73-89 5th San Diego Padres
1977 San Diego Padres National League 20-28 -- San Diego Padres replaced by Bob Skinner and Alvin Dark on May 29
1979 Cincinnati Reds National League 90-71 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost NLCS
1980 Cincinnati Reds National League 89-73 3rd Cincinnati Reds
1981 Cincinnati Reds National League 66-42 1st Cincinnati Reds
1982 Cincinnati Reds National League 34-58 -- Cincinnati Reds replaced by Russ Nixon on July 21
1983 California Angels American League 70-92 5th (t) California Angels
1984 California Angels American League 81-81 2nd California Angels
1985 Boston Red Sox American League 81-81 5th Boston Red Sox
1986 Boston Red Sox American League 95-66 1st Boston Red Sox Lost World Series
1987 Boston Red Sox American League 78-84 5th Boston Red Sox
1988 Boston Red Sox American League 43-42 -- Boston Red Sox replaced by Joe Morgan on July 14
1990 Cleveland Indians American League 77-85 4th Cleveland Indians
1991 Cleveland Indians American League 25-52 -- Cleveland Indians replaced by Mike Hargrove on July 6
1996 California Angels American League 10-18 4th California Angels replaced Marcel Lachemann (52-59) on August 6
interim by Joe Maddon (8-14) August 21-September 13

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