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Lou Piniella
Major League player, coach and manager Lou Piniella first played organized baseball at the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club. His career as a player was most notably spent with the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees. In 1984 he retired from play to become full-time coach. In 1990 he became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, leading them to that year’s World Series championship. In 1995, while managing the Seattle Mariners, Piniella was named American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America and Major League Manager of the Year by the Associated Press. Piniella would go on to manage the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chicago Cubs. Currently, Piniella serves as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations for the Cincinnati Reds.
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