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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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August 22, 2010 | Wire services
Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella bumped up his retirement plans by six weeks and stepped down after a 16-5 loss Sunday to the Atlanta Braves. Piniella previously announced that he would retire from managing after the 2010 season, but he accelerated his departure so he could spend more time with his ill mother in Tampa, Fla. Piniella recently took a leave from the Cubs to tend to his 90-year-old mother, and he said her health has had some "complications. " Mike Quade , the Cubs' third base coach, will become the interim manager.
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November 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Lou Piniella today was appointed manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Piniella, former manager of the New York Yankees, accepted a three-year contract, reportedly for $350,000 a year. He replaces Pete Rose, who was banned from baseball Aug. 24. "This is a good ballclub I'm coming to," Piniella said at a news conference at Riverfront Stadium. "It's not like I'm going into a rebuilding process. This is a ballclub that can win next year."
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July 11, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
After matching baseball wits for two decades, the Dodgers' Joe Torre and the Chicago Cubs' Lou Piniella might have managed against each other for the last time Sunday. Both managers have said they're undecided about returning next year. Assuming one or both don't return, and assuming their teams don't meet in the postseason this year, Sunday's game at Dodger Stadium marked their last contest. Before the game, the two formed a mutual admiration society as they recalled careers in which Torre's teams had a 96-82 edge over Piniella's teams in regular-season play entering Sunday's game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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October 17, 2006
*--* Year Team W L Pct 1986 New York (A) 90 72 556 1987 New York (A) 89 73 549 1988 New York (A) 45 48 484 1990 Cincinnati 91 71 562 1991 Cincinnati 74 88 457 1992 Cincinnati 90 72 556 1993 Seattle 82 80 506 1994 Seattle 49 63 438 1995 Seattle 79 66 545 1996 Seattle 85 76 528 1997 Seattle 90 72 556 1998 Seattle 76 85 466 1999 Seattle 79 83 488 2000 Seattle 91 71 562 2001 Seattle 116 46 716 2002 Seattle 93 69 574 2003 Tampa Bay 63 99 389 2004 Tampa Bay 70 91 435 2005 Tampa Bay 67 95 414 *--*
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March 24, 1986 | BILL SHIRLEY, Times Staff Writer
Louis Victor (Lou) Piniella of the New York Yankees has about as much job security today as a bald TV weatherman. He has a one-year contract as George Steinbrenner's manager. In the 13 years Steinbrenner has owned the team, Yankee Stadium has become a snakepit for managers. There have been 14 managerial changes since 1973. Steinbrenner often goes through two managers a year (five times) and in 1982 he had three. He fired one, Billy Martin, four times.
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September 30, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lou Piniella went all last winter without smoking a cigarette, and the Seattle Mariner manager made it through a stress-free spring training without lighting up, as well. But four days into the regular season, the habit came back and kicked Piniella in the pants. It was April 5 in the Kingdome, and a 6-4 ninth-inning lead over Boston had suddenly turned into an 8-6 loss when Piniella's closer, Norm Charlton, gave up a two-run homer to Nomar Garciaparra.
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October 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cincinnati radio station WLW reported that Lou Piniella will be the new manager of the Seattle Mariners, citing unidentified sources.
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July 12, 2003
'What do I miss the most about Seattle? Obviously, the winning.' Lou Piniella, Tampa Bay manager, who led the Mariners to three American League West titles
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August 17, 2004
"I'd be ecstatic, and that's ecstatic with two exclamation points." Lou Piniella, Tampa Bay manager, on finishing the season at .500. The Devil Rays, who play the Angels tonight at St. Petersburg, Fla., are 54-64.
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April 21, 2010 | Wire reports
Lou Piniella made a bold move Wednesday, sending temperamental ace Carlos Zambrano to a shaky bullpen that threatened to derail the Chicago Cubs' season. "You look at these box scores every day around baseball and these games, especially in the National League, they're won in the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth innings," said Piniella, in his fourth season as Cubs manager. "There are few blowouts early. There's some obviously but not [a lot]. "Look, this makes all the sense in the world.
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September 13, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Ryne Sandberg has added to his managerial portfolio by guiding double-A Tennessee into the Southern League playoffs. He's making a case for himself as the eventual replacement for Lou Piniella . . . .The Detroit Tigers don't plan to add Dontrelle Willis this month, making you wonder if they will decide to eat the remaining $12 million on his deal this winter. His diagnosis remains anxiety disorder. . . . Jose Reyes is upset at the New York Mets for not disclosing the severity of the hamstring injury that has kept him out for four months.
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April 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Ted Lilly held Colorado hitless for 6 2/3 innings and the Chicago Cubs won their home opener Monday by holding the Rockies to one hit in a 4-0 victory in front of 40,077. Garrett Atkins grounded a single between shortstop and third base on a 1-and-0 pitch with two outs in the seventh inning to spoil the left-hander's no-hit bid. After Seth Smith followed the single with a walk, Manager Lou Piniella removed Lilly. "I was aware, but I wasn't really thinking about it," Lilly said.
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April 5, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Chicago Cubs (97-64) Lou Piniella could join Frank "Tinker to Evers to" Chance (1906-08) as only managers to lead Cubs to the postseason three straight years. Cincinnati (74-88) Adam Dunn is gone, but four other Reds hit more than 20 HR last year: Edwin Encarnacion, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce. St. Louis (86-76) Here is Albert Pujols' rank in the NL MVP vote during his eight major league seasons: 4, 2, 2, 3, 1, 2, 9, 1.
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November 13, 2008 | Jim Peltz, staff and wire reports
Joe Maddon had a good reason for interrupting his honeymoon. About an hour after he landed in Rome, the newly married Maddon easily won the American League manager of the year award Wednesday for guiding Tampa Bay from baseball's basement to the World Series in one season. Lou Piniella took the NL honor after leading the Chicago Cubs to the league's best record. Maddon, who succeeded Piniella as Tampa Bay manager in 2006, was a runaway winner in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Assn.
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June 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella on Sunday was suspended indefinitely and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for his latest dirt-kicking tirade against an umpire. Piniella was ejected in the eighth inning of the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
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June 9, 1988
Lou Piniella, who relinquished his duties as general manager of the New York Yankees nearly two weeks ago, was named the team's vice president of talent evaluation. Bob Quinn, who replaced Piniella, was promoted to vice president and general manager.
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October 17, 2006
*--* Year Team W L Pct 1986 New York (A) 90 72 556 1987 New York (A) 89 73 549 1988 New York (A) 45 48 484 1990 Cincinnati 91 71 562 1991 Cincinnati 74 88 457 1992 Cincinnati 90 72 556 1993 Seattle 82 80 506 1994 Seattle 49 63 438 1995 Seattle 79 66 545 1996 Seattle 85 76 528 1997 Seattle 90 72 556 1998 Seattle 76 85 466 1999 Seattle 79 83 488 2000 Seattle 91 71 562 2001 Seattle 116 46 716 2002 Seattle 93 69 574 2003 Tampa Bay 63 99 389 2004 Tampa Bay 70 91 435 2005 Tampa Bay 67 95 414 *--*
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November 18, 2005 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti, moving quickly in his search for a manager, is scheduled to interview Jim Fregosi on Saturday and Terry Collins on Sunday, both in the Tampa, Fla., area, and was expected to speak to Lou Piniella as well. Colletti summoned assistant general manager Kim Ng and vice president Roy Smith from Los Angeles to take part in the interviews. They will travel today to Florida. Director of scouting Logan White might also fly to Tampa in time for the meetings.
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