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October 16, 1986 | Associated Press
The Oakland A's hired Jim Lefebvre Wednesday to be their third-base coach next season. Lefebvre, 43, a former player for the Dodgers, will replace Bob Didier. Lefebvre managed the Triple-A Phoenix club for the San Francisco Giants this season.
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August 18, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- When Jim Lefebvre was asked to set the foundation for a national baseball program in China, there was never any doubt it was only a temporary job. "It was a one-shot deal," the former Dodgers infielder said. That was five years ago. Now, Lefebvre has spent so much time in China since, he has learned to speak the language. "Well, one year led to the next year. And now I'm their Olympic coach," Lefebvre said. "It's been a tremendous challenge." That challenge comes to a head tonight here when the upstart Chinese, already the surprise of the Beijing baseball tournament, take on a struggling U.S. squad that needs a win to have any shot at advancing to the medal round.
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August 27, 2006 | Houston Mitchell
J.D. Drew is on pace to lead the Dodgers this season with 18 home runs and 96 runs batted in. A look at the lowest season totals for leaders of the Dodgers since they moved to L.A. (1981 strike season not included): HOME RUNS *--* Season Player Homers Team record 1968 Len Gabrielson 10 76-86 (7th place) 1965 Jim Lefebvre, Lou Johnson 12 97-65 (1st) 1967 Al Ferrara 16 73-89 (8th) 1970 Billy Grabarkewitz 17 87-74 (2nd) 1961 John Roseboro 18 89-65 (2nd) 1969 Andy Kosco 19 85-77 (4th) 1972 W.
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October 26, 1985
Jim Lefebvre, who last season led the Phoenix Giants to their first pennant since 1978 and was named the Pacific Coast League's manager of the year, was rehired by the Triple-A club.
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November 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Lefebvre became the Chicago Cub manager Friday, promising a return to fundamentals and saying he was looking for better pitching to revive the team. Fired by the Seattle Mariners last month after their most successful season, Lefebvre said Friday he was delighted to take the reins at Chicago. Lefebvre replaces Jim Essian, fired after less than a year on the job.
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November 19, 1988
I should have known the Angels would come up with someone like Doug Rader rather than Jim Lefebvre. If major league experience is a criterion, then let Mike Port explain Tom Lasorda and Davey Johnson, two who succeeded without it, let alone Sparky Anderson. Rader's background certifies him as a clown--a second-class one at that. CLIFF BENJAMIN Lakewood
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October 22, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Angels asked and received permission from the Oakland Athletics to interview third base coach Jim Lefebvre regarding their managerial vacancy, sources close to both clubs said Friday. Lefebvre, the ex-Dodger who has managed at the triple-A level in addition to coaching in the majors, is expected to meet with Angel executives next week, the sources said. Jim Fregosi, Gene Mauch and Hal Lanier are also believed to be among the Angel managerial candidates.
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August 27, 2006 | Houston Mitchell
J.D. Drew is on pace to lead the Dodgers this season with 18 home runs and 96 runs batted in. A look at the lowest season totals for leaders of the Dodgers since they moved to L.A. (1981 strike season not included): HOME RUNS *--* Season Player Homers Team record 1968 Len Gabrielson 10 76-86 (7th place) 1965 Jim Lefebvre, Lou Johnson 12 97-65 (1st) 1967 Al Ferrara 16 73-89 (8th) 1970 Billy Grabarkewitz 17 87-74 (2nd) 1961 John Roseboro 18 89-65 (2nd) 1969 Andy Kosco 19 85-77 (4th) 1972 W.
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October 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Jim Lefebvre, the Chicago Cubs' 10th manager in the past 10 years, was fired Wednesday after leading the team to only its third winning season since 1972. "Jim has done a lot of what we hoped he would do and has started us in the right direction. However, I think more could have been accomplished considering some of the individual performances this year," General Manager Larry Himes said in a statement.
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March 29, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN
It was the cheapest of shots, but it still stung. Here he is in late March, attempting to put the finishing touches on the Chicago Cubs, hoping to instill this veteran team with some of the same self-confidence he gave the youthful Mariners, and Jim Lefebvre still reads complaints from his former Seattle right fielder, Jay Buhner.
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November 25, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
Who needs George Steinbrenner? The New York Yankees can resemble the Bronx Zoo without their banned owner. Angered and frustrated by his inability to make an offer to any free agent because his superiors, Leonard Kleinman and Robert Nederlander, have delayed in providing budget guidelines, General Manager Gene Michael reportedly staged a midday walkout last week.
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November 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Lefebvre became the Chicago Cub manager Friday, promising a return to fundamentals and saying he was looking for better pitching to revive the team. Fired by the Seattle Mariners last month after their most successful season, Lefebvre said Friday he was delighted to take the reins at Chicago. Lefebvre replaces Jim Essian, fired after less than a year on the job.
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October 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
Baseball's contribution to the nation's unemployment rolls continued Thursday when the Seattle Mariners dismissed Jim Lefebvre, the man who guided them to their first winning season. Lefebvre, 49, became the fourth manager to be fired in four days and the 12th since the season began. The New York Yankees fired Stump Merrill on Monday, Joe Morgan was fired by Boston Tuesday and Tom Trebelhorn was let go by Milwaukee on Wednesday.
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October 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Jim Lefebvre, the Chicago Cubs' 10th manager in the past 10 years, was fired Wednesday after leading the team to only its third winning season since 1972. "Jim has done a lot of what we hoped he would do and has started us in the right direction. However, I think more could have been accomplished considering some of the individual performances this year," General Manager Larry Himes said in a statement.
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November 8, 1988
Jim Lefebvre and Art Howe, for the first time in their careers, joined the ranks of major league managers in hirings announced Monday. Lefebvre, 46, third base coach and hitting instructor for the Oakland Athletics for the past two years, was selected by the Seattle Mariners to replace interim manager Jimmy Snyder, who took over in June when Dick Williams was fired.
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September 8, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN
Showing steady improvement under Jim Lefebvre, the Seattle Mariners won 73 games in 1989, 77 last year and have a chance to break the club record of 78 this year while finishing at .500 or better for the first time in the 15-year history of the franchise. In the process, the Mariners set an attendance record of 1.5 million last season and have broken it, with a chance to reach 2 million in 1991. Lefebvre's reward?
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May 13, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN
NAMES AND NUMBERS * Ballard's Sad Ballad: The Baltimore Orioles' Jeff Ballard was 5-0 through six starts last year and the American League's pitcher of the month in April. Through six starts this season, he is 0-5, having allowed nine home runs in 37 2/3 innings--after allowing 16 in 215 1/3 innings in 1989, which he finished 18-8.
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