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October 26, 1985
After six years as the team's third-base coach, Jimy Williams was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, inheriting a team that won the American League East title. He became the fourth manager in the team's nine-year history, succeeding Bobby Cox, who resigned to become general manager of the Atlanta Braves. Pat Gillick, the club's vice president of baseball operations, said that Williams, 42, was the only serious candidate, although as many as eight people were considered for the job.
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November 2, 2001 | Associated Press
Jimy Williams was quick to accept the Houston Astros' offer to manage the club--and sidestep a question about the team's playoff woes under Larry Dierker. Williams, fired by the Boston Red Sox in August, became the Astros' 13th manager Thursday, a day after agreeing to a three-year contract with General Manager Gerry Hunsicker. "Gerry called and offered the job and I said I'd sleep on it," Williams said. "I called him back in 45 minutes and told him I was a fast sleeper."
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May 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Cito Gaston, who has been interim manager since Jimy Williams was fired May 15, was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays today. Gaston's appointment ended weeks of speculation of who would manage the American League club. The Jays had hoped to lure Lou Piniella from the New York Yankees but talks broke down last weekend over compensation. Terry Bevington, first base coach of the Chicago White Sox, also was given serious consideration, as was Bob Bailor, manager of the Jays' Triple-A International League club in Syracuse, N.Y. Gaston, who was the Jays' hitting coach when Williams was fired May 15, becomes the fourth black manager in baseball history, and he is the fifth full-time manager of the Jays.
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August 17, 2001 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although his injury-riddled team is still alive in the division and wild-card races, it was not a surprise when Jimy Williams was fired as Boston Red Sox manager Thursday and replaced by pitching coach Joe Kerrigan.
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September 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Closer Jeff Montgomery of the Kansas City Royals, one of 11 players to save 300 games in his career, will retire at the end of the season. Montgomery, who earned his 300th save last month, has 12 saves this season and seven of the Royals' 30 blown saves. He is 1-4 with a 6.34 earned-run average and hitters are batting .342 against him. "The last few months of last year were real positive, but this year has not been the same," he said. "The big thing is knowing that I'm not a fit anymore. I'm 37.
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November 2, 2001 | Associated Press
Jimy Williams was quick to accept the Houston Astros' offer to manage the club--and sidestep a question about the team's playoff woes under Larry Dierker. Williams, fired by the Boston Red Sox in August, became the Astros' 13th manager Thursday, a day after agreeing to a three-year contract with General Manager Gerry Hunsicker. "Gerry called and offered the job and I said I'd sleep on it," Williams said. "I called him back in 45 minutes and told him I was a fast sleeper."
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November 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
After 50 days and at least two rejections, the Boston Red Sox finally have a new manager. Spurned by Jim Leyland and Whitey Herzog, the Red Sox hired former Toronto manager Jimy Williams on Tuesday to replace the fired Kevin Kennedy. "Being here and answering questions if I'm a short-term solution or a second choice, it doesn't bother me a bit," Williams said at Fenway Park. "I'm happy to stand here in front of you and say I am in fact the manager of the Boston Red Sox."
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October 15, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
You can't see his eyes. And when you can see his eyes, you can't see his eyes. The irony of this heart-flapping, emotion-splattered American League championship series is that the important strings are being pulled by the guy huddled on a bench underneath a blue jacket and cap, peering out from behind a permanent shadow. You can barely see him even when you can see him, but Joe Torre seems to like it that way.
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October 5, 1986
The Toronto Blue Jays announced that Manager Jimy Williams and his entire coaching staff have been re-signed for 1987.
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May 23, 1989
General Manager Pat Gillick of the Toronto Blue Jays met for three hours with former New York Yankee manager Lou Piniella, then extended his deadline for naming a new manager to two weeks. "We're not getting the short list down," Gillick said. "We're going up." Gillick fired Jimy Williams as manager last Monday and made Cito Gaston interim manager. At the time, he said a replacement would be appointed in a week to 10 days.
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October 15, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
You can't see his eyes. And when you can see his eyes, you can't see his eyes. The irony of this heart-flapping, emotion-splattered American League championship series is that the important strings are being pulled by the guy huddled on a bench underneath a blue jacket and cap, peering out from behind a permanent shadow. You can barely see him even when you can see him, but Joe Torre seems to like it that way.
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September 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Closer Jeff Montgomery of the Kansas City Royals, one of 11 players to save 300 games in his career, will retire at the end of the season. Montgomery, who earned his 300th save last month, has 12 saves this season and seven of the Royals' 30 blown saves. He is 1-4 with a 6.34 earned-run average and hitters are batting .342 against him. "The last few months of last year were real positive, but this year has not been the same," he said. "The big thing is knowing that I'm not a fit anymore. I'm 37.
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May 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Cito Gaston, who has been interim manager since Jimy Williams was fired May 15, was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays today. Gaston's appointment ended weeks of speculation of who would manage the American League club. The Jays had hoped to lure Lou Piniella from the New York Yankees but talks broke down last weekend over compensation. Terry Bevington, first base coach of the Chicago White Sox, also was given serious consideration, as was Bob Bailor, manager of the Jays' Triple-A International League club in Syracuse, N.Y. Gaston, who was the Jays' hitting coach when Williams was fired May 15, becomes the fourth black manager in baseball history, and he is the fifth full-time manager of the Jays.
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October 26, 1985
After six years as the team's third-base coach, Jimy Williams was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, inheriting a team that won the American League East title. He became the fourth manager in the team's nine-year history, succeeding Bobby Cox, who resigned to become general manager of the Atlanta Braves. Pat Gillick, the club's vice president of baseball operations, said that Williams, 42, was the only serious candidate, although as many as eight people were considered for the job.
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March 9, 1997 | Associated Press
The Boston Red Sox bumped John Valentin from shortstop to second base and gave him two days off to think about the move, which he had long resisted. Manager Jimy Williams said before Saturday's exhibition game against the Texas Rangers that he has decided to go with Nomar Garciaparra at shortstop. Williams also said catcher Mike Stanley will be a part-time designated hitter and Wil Cordero will play left field instead of second base.
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