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1. Mike Hargrove had a productive 12-year playing career with the Rangers, Padres, and Indians (1974-1985). He was the 1974 AL Rookie of the Year and made his only All-Star team the following season. Nicknamed "the Human Rain Delay" for his constant tics while batting, he had a stat line of .290/.396/.391 (121 OPS+) with 80 home runs and 686 RBI.
2. Hargrove had managerial stints with Cleveland (1991-1999), the Orioles (2000-2003), and the Mariners (2005-2007). He led the Indians to five straight postseason appearances and made the World Series in 1995 and 1997, but never could capture the big trophy. His overall record was 1,188-1,173 (.519).
3. Rene Lachemann played for the Athletics in 1965 and briefly in 1966 and 1968. In 118 major league games, he batted .210/.245/.345 with nine homers and 33 RBI. He was not quite 28 when the A's convinced him to start his managerial career in the minors in 1973, a path that led him to big league jobs with the Mariners (1981-1983), Brewers (1984), and Marlins (1993-1996). He had a record of 428-560 (.433). Lachemann spent 53 consecutive years as a player, coach, and manager in pro baseball, until he was dismissed by the Rockies when they fired manager Walt Weiss in 2016. His older brother Marcel was also a longtime player, coach, and manager, and pitched for the A's (1969-1971) and managed the Angels (1994-1996).
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I've read oodles of baseball books in the quarter-century that I've been a fan, but one of the few I struggled to finish was Men at Work by conservative political columnist George F. Will. I started it in the mid-90s, put it down, and didn't finish it for more than a decade. One of the few things that I remember about it was the segment in which Will was following around then-Oakland manager Tony LaRussa and his coaches. Rene Lachemann had an impressively profane vocabulary, even by baseball standards.
On This Date in 1993: March 22. The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium computer processing chips. They have a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.