Russell Eugene Nixon (born February 19, 1935 in Cleves, Ohio) is a former catcher, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. For the meat company see Topps Meat Company. The Topps Company Inc Events 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cleves is a village along the Ohio River in western Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. In Baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A veteran of a half-century in professional baseball, Nixon has managed at virtually every level of the sport, from the lowest minor league to MLB assignments with the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA In the spring of 2008, Nixon, 73, was named a roving instructor in the Texas Rangers' farm system by its new club president, Nolan Ryan. Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft In sports a farm team, feeder team or nursery club, generally refers to a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players with an Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr (born January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas) is a retired American Right-handed Pitcher in
Nixon was a left-handed hitting catcher in his playing days with the Cleveland Indians (1957-60), Boston Red Sox (1960-65; 1968) and Minnesota Twins (1966-67). The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his best season, 1958, Nixon caught 101 games for Cleveland and batted . Artistic gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Men's all-around champion Boris Shakhlin, USSR Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 301. Overall, he appeared in 906 games over all or parts of 12 seasons, and batted . 268.
His managing career began in the Cincinnati Reds farm system in 1970 and in 1976 he was promoted to a coaching position with the defending World Series champion Reds, under Baseball Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over New York Yankees (4-0 Johnny Bench, MVP For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. George Lee "Sparky" Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins In Nixon's first season, Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" dynasty reached its pinnacle with a second consecutive world championship, dispatching the New York Yankees in a four-game sweep in the 1976 World Series. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League However, the Reds' period in the sun began to dim with the advent of baseball free agency. In Professional sports a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired and the player is able to sign a contract with another team if that player Anderson was fired after the 1978 season, and Nixon remained on the Reds' staff under the new manager, John McNamara, from 1979 on. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2 Bucky Dent, MVP John McNamara refers to John McNamara (born 1950 an American artist John McNamara, a Baseball manager John Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over Baltimore Orioles (4-3 Willie Stargell,
After compiling the best overall record in the National League West Division during the strike-affected split season of 1981, the Reds unexpectedly unraveled in 1982, plummeting into the basement. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-2 Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero Champions Major League Baseball World Series Champion St Louis Cardinals World Series MVP Darrell McNamara was fired July 21 and Nixon took his place. The team lost 101 games, and won only 27 of the 70 contests Nixon managed. When the Reds finished last again in 1983, Nixon was fired. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles over Philadelphia Phillies (4-1 Rick Dempsey, He then coached for the Montreal Expos (1984-85) before signing as a coach with the Braves. Franchise history Creation of the franchise In 1960 Montreal lost its International League team the Montreal Royals (an affiliate of Nixon worked for an old Cleveland teammate, Chuck Tanner, in 1986-87 before his appointment as pilot of the Greenville Braves, the club's AA Southern League affiliate, for 1988. Charles William Tanner (born July 4, 1929 in New Castle Pennsylvania) is a former Left fielder and manager in Major League Baseball The Greenville Braves were an American Minor league baseball franchise based in Greenville South Carolina, that served as the Class AA farm The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States.
Despite the progress made by new general manager Bobby Cox in rebuilding their farm system, at the NL level Atlanta was in free fall, and by 1988, Tanner could not rouse them from their doldrums. In Major League Baseball, the General Manager or GM of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub Robert Joe "Bobby" Cox (born May 21 1941 in Tulsa Oklahoma) is the current manager of the Atlanta Braves, and a former See also 1988 Major League Baseball season Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers When the Braves dropped 27 of their first 39 games, Nixon was recalled from Greenville to succeed Tanner May 23, but the team continued to lose. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne The 1988 Braves finished 54-106, the team's worst season since its struggles in Boston during the Great Depression. See also 1988 Major League Baseball season Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers In 1989 and 1990, they continued to flounder, losing 97 games each season despite breaking in talented young pitchers such as Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Steve Avery. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over San Francisco Giants (4-0 Dave Stewart, Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Oakland Athletics (4-0 José Rijo, MVP Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord Massachusetts) is an American Left-handed Starting pitcher John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Steven Thomas Avery (born April 14, 1970 in Trenton Michigan) is a former left-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball who was a On June 22, 1990, Nixon was finally fired and Cox, a former Atlanta manager, came down from the front office to succeed him. Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Oakland Athletics (4-0 José Rijo, MVP Although Nixon's final major league managing record was a poor 231-347 (. 400), he has remained in the game since as a minor-league manager and instructor. At age 70, he spent the 2005 season as manager of the Greeneville Astros, rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros, and spent 2006-07 as a roving instructor in the Houston farm system. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series The Greeneville Astros are a Minor league Baseball team in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA. The Appalachian League is a Rookie-class minor league that began play in 1937 with one year of inactivity in 1956 The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball
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