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November 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Jeff Torborg, a former catcher who once managed the Cleveland Indians, was named manager of the Chicago White Sox Thursday night. Torborg, 46, replaces Jim Fregosi, fired last month after the team finished the season with a 71-90 record. "My strengths have always been pitching and catching, and this organization has some outstanding young arms," Torborg said. Torborg, who had a 157-201 record with the Indians in 1977-79, agreed to a 2-year contract.
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March 1, 1996 | LARRY STEWART
A week ago, the Angels, Prime Sports and new flagship station Channel 9 had a tentative agreement with Jeff Torborg. The former Dodger and Angel catcher who went on to a successful managerial career was lined up to work with new play-by-play man Steve Physioc as the commentator on Angel telecasts. But then this week, because of a matter involving his family, Torborg, who lives in Sarasota, Fla., turned down the job. So it's back to the drawing board, with Dave Winfield apparently the new No.
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July 19, 1994 | Times staff writer David W. Myers catches up with former Dodgers and Angels
Torborg was known more for his baseball savvy and signal-calling than his hitting. He started with the Dodgers in 1964, caught Sandy Koufax's perfect game the next year and Bill Singer's no-hitter in 1969. Traded to the Angels in 1970, he also caught Nolan Ryan's no-hitter in 1973--Torborg's final season. Torborg, 52, was fired as manager of the Mets last year. The Rutgers graduate now is a baseball broadcaster for CBS radio. He lives with his wife in his native New Jersey.
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July 19, 1994 | Times staff writer David W. Myers catches up with former Dodgers and Angels
Torborg was known more for his baseball savvy and signal-calling than his hitting. He started with the Dodgers in 1964, caught Sandy Koufax's perfect game the next year and Bill Singer's no-hitter in 1969. Traded to the Angels in 1970, he also caught Nolan Ryan's no-hitter in 1973--Torborg's final season. Torborg, 52, was fired as manager of the Mets last year. The Rutgers graduate now is a baseball broadcaster for CBS radio. He lives with his wife in his native New Jersey.
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June 10, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Torborg emerged from his office in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse to find a group of reporters waiting. He surveyed the crowd, scowled and returned to his office, slamming the door behind him. In other years--1989 for example--this might have been construed as a hostile act; a manager retreating to his bunker to avoid unwanted questions. But not in 1990. Not with this Chicago White Sox team and not with Jeff Torborg. A moment after going into hiding, Torborg reappeared, this time laughing.
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April 19, 1991 | TOM VERDUCCI, NEWSDAY
Jeff Torborg is not so much the manager of the White Sox as he is their father figure. The man talks about family values and togetherness as readily as he does his pitching rotation. He permits wives and girlfriends on the team's charter flights. He greets sportswriters by inquiring about their family. He is Fred MacMurray in a dugout. "This is a great bunch of guys," Torborg said. "That's what we want. We moved some people who didn't fit with our team-slash-family here."
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March 1, 1996 | LARRY STEWART
A week ago, the Angels, Prime Sports and new flagship station Channel 9 had a tentative agreement with Jeff Torborg. The former Dodger and Angel catcher who went on to a successful managerial career was lined up to work with new play-by-play man Steve Physioc as the commentator on Angel telecasts. But then this week, because of a matter involving his family, Torborg, who lives in Sarasota, Fla., turned down the job. So it's back to the drawing board, with Dave Winfield apparently the new No.
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October 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Jeff Torborg, who led an amazing about-face by the Chicago White Sox, was named Manager of the Year today by the Associated Press. Torborg took a team that finished last in 1989 with a 69-92 record and guided the White Sox to 94-68 in 1990 for the second-best record in the American League and third best in the majors. "Personally, this is very pleasing," Torborg said from Sarasota, Fla., where he is attending the White Sox's organizational meetings.
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May 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jeff Torborg, whose New York Mets have the worst record in baseball except for the expansion Colorado Rockies, was fired as manager Wednesday night and replaced by Dallas Green. "I wanted to give him a full year. When it wasn't happening, I wanted to wait until the All-Star break," said General Manager Al Harazin, who waited until after the Mets' come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates to announce the change.
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March 29, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Torborg, to use his words, isn't promising a rose garden. Good thing. The New York Mets hardly resemble an American Beauty. With all of the new manager's emphasis on family and togetherness, with all of the winter changes aimed at bringing in leadership as well as talent, with all of their conviction that the Club Met atmosphere of the last two years is history, the team's camp is suddenly a weed patch of questions and distractions that won't soon go away.
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March 19, 1992 | TOM VERDUCCI, NEWSDAY
Jeff Torborg came to the New York Mets with ideas of managing the club in the manner of Fred MacMurray. Sure, hitting the cutoff man and executing bunt plays were important. But of at least equal importance to Torborg would be family values, team togetherness and, before you knew it, maybe even Uncle Charlie in the third base coaching box. There are children of players and coaches all over the Mets' training complex here. On occasion they participate in workouts.
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November 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gene Lamont became the newest major league manager when he was hired Tuesday by the Chicago White Sox. Lamont, third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, succeeds Jeff Torborg, who quit to manage the New York Mets. "We wanted freshness, a new guy and not someone recycled," White Sox General Manager Ron Schueler said. Lamont, 44, filled the 14th and final major league managerial opening this year and became the fifth manager hired despite having no major league managing experience.
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October 13, 1991 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
Very quickly, if the players are paying attention, the New York Mets will discover that Jeff Torborg is smarter than they are. Also better organized, more prepared and more perceptive. And they better be paying attention. That's the new manager's first rule. Or, in his words, "They won't be playing." They won't be able to blame him for their failings. Maybe he will even enable them to be better players.
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October 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jeff Torborg agreed Thursday to leave the Chicago White Sox and come home to manage the New York Mets. The Mets called a news conference for today, and a source said the team had received permission from the commissioner's office to announce the hiring of Torborg. The White Sox said they, too, expected Torborg to leave. "If the Mets are calling a news conference, I would say it's going to be about him," White Sox Senior Vice President Jack Gould said. "It's very attractive to him.
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May 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jeff Torborg, whose New York Mets have the worst record in baseball except for the expansion Colorado Rockies, was fired as manager Wednesday night and replaced by Dallas Green. "I wanted to give him a full year. When it wasn't happening, I wanted to wait until the All-Star break," said General Manager Al Harazin, who waited until after the Mets' come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates to announce the change.
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May 31, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels played their seventh consecutive errorless game Thursday, one short of the club record, set April 26-May 4, 1989. They have made 23 errors, the fewest in the American League. Their fielding is a big improvement over 1990. "Everybody knows the difference between 1989 and 1990 was our defense," said Manager Doug Rader, whose team stayed in contention in 1989 in part because of its defensive excellence. "A lot of it was unavoidable (because of injuries).
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October 10, 1991 | MARTY NOBLE, NEWSDAY
The New York Mets' brief search for a new manager is over. Jeff Torborg has agreed to become the club's 13th manager. His appointment will be announced within several days. Baseball sources indicated as much Wednesday night within hours after Torborg's meeting with General Manager Al Harazin and Frank Cashen. Harazin acknowledged the meeting, but little else. He said another meeting was scheduled with the Chicago White Sox manager.
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May 31, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels played their seventh consecutive errorless game Thursday, one short of the club record, set April 26-May 4, 1989. They have made 23 errors, the fewest in the American League. Their fielding is a big improvement over 1990. "Everybody knows the difference between 1989 and 1990 was our defense," said Manager Doug Rader, whose team stayed in contention in 1989 in part because of its defensive excellence. "A lot of it was unavoidable (because of injuries).
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