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September 19, 1987
John Wathan, who replaced Billy Gardner on Aug. 27, has been given an extension to manage the Kansas City Royals for the 1988 season.
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June 14, 2007
Dodgers catchers with at least 10 stolen bases in a season: -- *--* PLAYER YEAR SB PLAYER YEAR SB Lew Ritter 1905 16 Russell Martin 2007 11 John Roseboro 1962 12 Al Lopez 1933 10 Otto Miller 1912 11 Mickey Owen 1942 10 John Roseboro 1958 11 Russell Martin 2006 10 *--* ON THIS PACE Martin is on pace for 28 stolen bases this season, which would rank fourth on the list of most steals by a catcher in one season: *--* PLAYER YEAR TEAM SB 1. John Wathan 1982 Kansas City Royals 36 2.
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June 14, 2007
Dodgers catchers with at least 10 stolen bases in a season: -- *--* PLAYER YEAR SB PLAYER YEAR SB Lew Ritter 1905 16 Russell Martin 2007 11 John Roseboro 1962 12 Al Lopez 1933 10 Otto Miller 1912 11 Mickey Owen 1942 10 John Roseboro 1958 11 Russell Martin 2006 10 *--* ON THIS PACE Martin is on pace for 28 stolen bases this season, which would rank fourth on the list of most steals by a catcher in one season: *--* PLAYER YEAR TEAM SB 1. John Wathan 1982 Kansas City Royals 36 2.
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June 3, 1997 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given access to a major league ballpark--which most 8 year olds would see as the world's largest jungle gym, full of stairs and tunnels and places to run wild--Dusty Wathan chose the least likely alternatives. Sit. Watch. Learn. Nancy Wathan used to be shocked at how her second-grader would sit calmly at Royals Stadium, watching his dad, John, who was a catcher for the Kansas City Royals.
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October 5, 1993 | Associated Press
John Wathan, interim manager of the Angels during much of the 1992 season, will not return to the team next season. Wathan, the bench coach, served as manager after Buck Rodgers was seriously injured in a bus crash. The Angels said Wathan had been offered a minor league coaching position but turned it down "to pursue other major league opportunities." The Angels claimed infielder Mike Brumley off waivers and designated John Orton for assignment.
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August 12, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Jim Wathan, the 80-year-old father of Angel interim Manager John Wathan, died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one day after suffering a brain hemorrhage. John Wathan flew to his hometown after the Angels' game against Milwaukee on Monday night and arrived hours before his father's death. An Angel spokesman said funeral arrangements were tentatively scheduled for Friday in Cedar Rapids. Wathan is expected to rejoin the Angels Saturday in Oakland.
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May 24, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Interim Manager John Wathan will probably move out of the third base coaching box and into the dugout next week, when the Angels return home to face the Boston Red Sox. Wathan also said he plans to speak with Manager Buck Rodgers daily while Rodgers recovers from injuries he suffered in Thursday's bus accident. Rodgers was to undergo surgery today at Centinela Hospital Medical Center to repair his shattered right elbow and broken left knee.
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May 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Kansas City Royals, who lavished more than $33 million on free agents the past two years without rising higher than next to last in the American League West, on Wednesday fired Manager John Wathan. Coach Bob Schaefer was named interim manager on his 47th birthday. General Manager Herk Robinson said a permanent replacement will be named as early as Friday.
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July 11, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Several personnel decisions interim Manager John Wathan expected to hand off to Buck Rodgers will remain with Wathan, now that Rodgers' return to managing has been postponed until mid-August. For now, Wathan will stick with changes he announced Thursday, which included moving Von Hayes to first base to replace Lee Stevens and giving Rene Gonzales the majority of playing time at third base while Gary Gaetti plays first base or is the designated hitter.
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October 5, 1993 | Associated Press
John Wathan, interim manager of the Angels during much of the 1992 season, will not return to the team next season. Wathan, the bench coach, served as manager after Buck Rodgers was seriously injured in a bus crash. The Angels said Wathan had been offered a minor league coaching position but turned it down "to pursue other major league opportunities." The Angels claimed infielder Mike Brumley off waivers and designated John Orton for assignment.
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October 17, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Angel coach John Wathan won't be managing the Colorado Rockies next season. Wathan, one of eight interviewed for the job, was told he was not among the final four Thursday night when Bob Gebhard, Rockie general manager, called him at home. "It was funny, because I had been told I was among the top three, then Bob told me I wasn't in the final four," said Wathan, who also interviewed for the Florida Marlins job but wasn't a finalist.
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August 28, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He won't miss the days--and there were many--when managing the Angels consumed him, or the nights when games gone wrong gnawed at his insides while worry about the next game began to nibble at the edge of his consciousness. "The hardest part of managing is making the lineup out every day," John Wathan said. "That's a relief in itself, not having to write the lineup out."
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August 28, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He won't miss the days--and there were many--when managing the Angels consumed him, or the nights when games gone wrong gnawed at his insides while worry about the next game began to nibble at the edge of his consciousness. "The hardest part of managing is making the lineup out every day," John Wathan said. "That's a relief in itself, not having to write the lineup out."
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August 12, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Jim Wathan, the 80-year-old father of Angel interim Manager John Wathan, died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one day after suffering a brain hemorrhage. John Wathan flew to his hometown after the Angels' game against Milwaukee on Monday night and arrived hours before his father's death. An Angel spokesman said funeral arrangements were tentatively scheduled for Friday in Cedar Rapids. Wathan is expected to rejoin the Angels Saturday in Oakland.
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August 11, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels' enjoyment of Julio Valera's three-hit performance in their 4-1 victory over the Brewers Monday was dimmed by another sad note in a season already marred by two serious accidents and the death of bench coach Deron Johnson.
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