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June 23, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Cox turned his shoulder Friday afternoon and looked at the clock on his office wall. It was 3:30. He said he didn't feel real good. He didn't look real good. Instead of a man celebrating his return as manager of the Atlanta Braves--their game against the Padres was subsequently rained out--he looked like a man condemned. He didn't want this job. He didn't want any manager's job.
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July 15, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Richard Griffin, media-relations director for the Montreal Expos, recently devised the Watergate 20th anniversary all-star team. Included were Manager Russ (Richard) Nixon, starting pitcher Dizzy (John) Dean, reliever John Mitchell, catcher Bill (White House) Plummer, first baseman Dan (Gerald) Ford, second baseman Ron (E.
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August 13, 1988
Atlanta Braves General Manager Bobby Cox said Manager Russ Nixon will be offered a contract to manage the club again next season despite the team's record (40-75).
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June 23, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Cox turned his shoulder Friday afternoon and looked at the clock on his office wall. It was 3:30. He said he didn't feel real good. He didn't look real good. Instead of a man celebrating his return as manager of the Atlanta Braves--their game against the Padres was subsequently rained out--he looked like a man condemned. He didn't want this job. He didn't want any manager's job.
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May 23, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Manager Chuck Tanner was fired by the Atlanta Braves Sunday and Braves' minor league manager Russ Nixon was named as his replacement, general manager Bobby Cox said. Coaches Willie Stargell, Bob Skinner, Al Monchak and Tony Bartirome were also fired. "We appreciate the many contributions that Chuck and his staff have made over the last few years but we felt it was time for a change," Cox said in a statement. Atlanta is 12-27, the worst record in the National League.
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July 15, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Richard Griffin, media-relations director for the Montreal Expos, recently devised the Watergate 20th anniversary all-star team. Included were Manager Russ (Richard) Nixon, starting pitcher Dizzy (John) Dean, reliever John Mitchell, catcher Bill (White House) Plummer, first baseman Dan (Gerald) Ford, second baseman Ron (E.
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June 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Russ Nixon was fired as manager of the last-place Atlanta Braves Friday and replaced by the man who gave him the news, General Manager Bobby Cox. "I called Russ this morning and told him it was not a good phone call," Cox said. "He knew what I meant. It's upsetting. When somebody fails below you, it's the same as if you failed."
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June 9, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
When batting practice is over and he is done with the daily battery of interviews, Dale Murphy walks to a corner of the dugout at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium and patiently signs the baseballs, programs and scraps of paper thrust at him by eager fans. Success has not spoiled Murphy, but has he been scarred by failure? Has the annual ineptitude of the Atlanta Braves finally broken Murphy's back and bat? General Manager Bobby Cox sat in his private box on the last day of May, pondering Murphy's .
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May 31, 2006
Catcher Matthew LeCroy of the Washington Nationals is moving up the list of players with the most career plate appearances without a stolen base (since 1886). LeCroy also is first among active players. He has been caught seven times in his career. A look at the top six non-base stealers all-time: Washington Post *--* Player, Pos. Plate App.
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November 10, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Former major league manager Russ Nixon was hired by the Padres to be their triple-A Las Vegas manager. Nixon, 57, managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and 1983, and the Atlanta Braves in 1988 and 1989 before being fired in 1990. The Reds and Braves finished in last place in each of the seasons he managed. He was the bench coach this past season for the Seattle Mariners but was fired at the end of the season along with manager Bill Plummer and the rest of the coaching staff.
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June 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Russ Nixon was fired as manager of the last-place Atlanta Braves Friday and replaced by the man who gave him the news, General Manager Bobby Cox. "I called Russ this morning and told him it was not a good phone call," Cox said. "He knew what I meant. It's upsetting. When somebody fails below you, it's the same as if you failed."
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November 2, 1988
Russ Nixon, the Atlanta Braves manager who took over the club at midseason, agreed to a 1-year contract to lead the team next year.
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June 9, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
When batting practice is over and he is done with the daily battery of interviews, Dale Murphy walks to a corner of the dugout at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium and patiently signs the baseballs, programs and scraps of paper thrust at him by eager fans. Success has not spoiled Murphy, but has he been scarred by failure? Has the annual ineptitude of the Atlanta Braves finally broken Murphy's back and bat? General Manager Bobby Cox sat in his private box on the last day of May, pondering Murphy's .
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May 23, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Manager Chuck Tanner was fired by the Atlanta Braves Sunday and Braves' minor league manager Russ Nixon was named as his replacement, general manager Bobby Cox said. Coaches Willie Stargell, Bob Skinner, Al Monchak and Tony Bartirome were also fired. "We appreciate the many contributions that Chuck and his staff have made over the last few years but we felt it was time for a change," Cox said in a statement. Atlanta is 12-27, the worst record in the National League.
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August 7, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Angel Manager Buck Rodgers said that Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura had every right to charge the mound Wednesday against the Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan. "Nolan Ryan is no angel, believe me," Rodgers said. "When I managed against him in Houston, I had a few balls checked. But he's also a bear-down, hard-nosed pitcher who's considered a legend in this game. . . "But being a legend has got nothing to with it.
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