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                                                                                         October 29-30, 2014   
On This Date in Major League
Baseball History...
  October 29, 2002

With the World watching the World Series
come to a close, many are waiting to see
where former Rays manager Joe Madden
lands, but then again, 'tis the season.

On this date back in 2002, three managers
were named to posts as Ned Yost took over
the Brewers, Ken Macha the Athletics and
Eric Wedge the Indians. At the time, the
34-year-old Wedge was younger than two
of his players (Ellis Burks & Omar Vizquel)
as he became the youngest non-playing
manager in major league history.


The catcher played in 39 games over parts
of four seasons for the Red Sox and
Rockies hit .233 while tossing out 33% of
base stealers.

As a manager, Wedge went 774-846, .495
over ten seasons guiding the Indians
(2003-2009) and the Mariners (2011-2013),
earning Manager of the Year honors in
2007 when the Indians claimed the AL
Central.