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January 1, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Steve Boros, a former major league infielder and manager who played a key behind-the-scenes role in the Dodgers' opening-game victory over the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 World Series, has died. He was 74. Boros died Wednesday night at his home in Deland, Fla., of complications from multiple myeloma, his son, Steve Jr., told mlb.com . Boros hit .245 with 26 home runs and 149 RBIs in parts of seven seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. He managed the A's in 1983 and part of 1984, and guided the San Diego Padres in 1986.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Steve Boros, a former major league infielder and manager who played a key behind-the-scenes role in the Dodgers' opening-game victory over the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 World Series, has died. He was 74. Boros died Wednesday night at his home in Deland, Fla., of complications from multiple myeloma, his son, Steve Jr., told mlb.com . Boros hit .245 with 26 home runs and 149 RBIs in parts of seven seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. He managed the A's in 1983 and part of 1984, and guided the San Diego Padres in 1986.
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October 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Larry Bowa, the former All-Star shortstop whose team won a minor league title in his first managing job, was named manager of the San Diego Padres Tuesday, replacing Steve Boros. Boros was fired as manager but will work in an unspecified job in the Padres organization, General Manager Jack McKeon announced Tuesday. Boros formerly was director of minor league instruction for the Padres.
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September 19, 1992
Today I read in the paper that Tony Fernandez is the latest Padre to complain about the manager. The players complain that Greg Riddoch is too casual and doesn't stand up for them. Before Riddoch, Jack McKeon was manager and the players complained that he didn't keep discipline in the clubhouse or provide enough leadership. Before McKeon, Larry Bowa was the manager and the players complained that he said mean things about them to the press and wasn't a nice person to be around. Before Bowa, Steve Boros was the manager and the players complained that he was too nice of a guy and didn't get them fired up for the games.
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October 28, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Though sources Monday confirmed that Larry Bowa would succeed Steve Boros as Padre manager, Jack McKeon, the Padre general manager, said no decision has been reached. "Things are not firmly in place yet," said McKeon, who is supposed to recommend a manager to team president Ballard Smith and owner Joan Kroc. The Padres are expected to make an announcement this week, perhaps as early as today, regarding Boros' status.
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February 26, 1986 | DAVE DISTEL
When the Padres went in search of a manager to replace Dick Williams Tuesday, the choices seemed rather obvious. Baby Doc Duvalier and Ferdinand Marcos were available. Williams, after all, was a taskmaster who was extremely unpopular with his subjects. They likened him at times to a modern-day Attila the Hun. Those were times when they were feeling good about him. However, the Padres had enjoyed their greatest success under the perceived totalitarian rule of the cantankerous Williams.
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March 3, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer and
It's sweet here in the manager's suite. There are two television sets and a kitchen and a balcony and some paintings and, just in case it gets cold here in the desert, there's a fireplace. Steve Boros moved in Saturday. Before, he'd been in a regular room with two beds and a sink and no fireplace. It was rough, but now he's moving up in the world. Now, he's the Padre manager. He is eternally grateful for the second chance.
SPORTS
September 19, 1992
Today I read in the paper that Tony Fernandez is the latest Padre to complain about the manager. The players complain that Greg Riddoch is too casual and doesn't stand up for them. Before Riddoch, Jack McKeon was manager and the players complained that he didn't keep discipline in the clubhouse or provide enough leadership. Before McKeon, Larry Bowa was the manager and the players complained that he said mean things about them to the press and wasn't a nice person to be around. Before Bowa, Steve Boros was the manager and the players complained that he was too nice of a guy and didn't get them fired up for the games.
SPORTS
July 2, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Padre Manager Steve Boros finally found Garry Templeton. He found him in the trainer's room. He invited Templeton inside his office for a chat. Boros shut the door. He locked it, too. But he never got angry. The day before, Garry Templeton had said Boros was too nice a guy, that there wasn't enough enthusiasm on the Padre bench, that former Manager Dick Williams did a better job of creating enthusiasm and that it was too bad Boros hadn't settled on a set lineup like Williams used to do.
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July 11, 1986 | CHRIS DE LUCA
After the Padres rallied Thursday to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3, the Padres' newest members--Ed Whitson and Dave LaPoint--stood on the curb outside the stadium waiting for a cab. The two had more in common than a lack of transportation in San Diego--both were traded Wednesday from teams where they were less than happy. And both are overjoyed to be playing for the Padres. Whitson came from the New York Yankees, where he got more than his share of Bronx cheers.
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November 3, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Talk about getting away from it all. Steve Boros arrived home Sunday from his vacation in Tahiti and still hadn't heard the details about Game 6 of the World Series. "Buckner did what?" he asked. "For goodness sake. Isn't that something." For eight days, Boros didn't get near a newspaper. Well, while he was away, the Mets won, Larry Bowa replaced him as Padre manager, LaMarr Hoyt went to jail and Terry Kennedy went to Baltimore. As usual, he took each of these news items in stride.
SPORTS
October 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Larry Bowa, the former All-Star shortstop whose team won a minor league title in his first managing job, was named manager of the San Diego Padres Tuesday, replacing Steve Boros. Boros was fired as manager but will work in an unspecified job in the Padres organization, General Manager Jack McKeon announced Tuesday. Boros formerly was director of minor league instruction for the Padres.
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October 29, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Pee Wee became a big league manager Tuesday for the San Diego Padres. Pee Wee--for those who didn't hang around the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies--is Lawrence Robert Bowa. He was called the most obnoxious, loud-mouthed, hard-working, "disturbing" player. Almost daily, he'd walk up to the mountain that was teammate Greg Luzinski and say, "Hey, you fat hog! How many drinks you have last night? How many potato chips? Gonna run it off today?"
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October 28, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Though sources Monday confirmed that Larry Bowa would succeed Steve Boros as Padre manager, Jack McKeon, the Padre general manager, said no decision has been reached. "Things are not firmly in place yet," said McKeon, who is supposed to recommend a manager to team president Ballard Smith and owner Joan Kroc. The Padres are expected to make an announcement this week, perhaps as early as today, regarding Boros' status.
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October 22, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
The World Series is nearly over, so the Padres are getting serious. Decisions are coming soon. Last year's manager, Steve Boros, leaves Saturday on an eight-day cruise to Tahiti, and team president Ballard Smith promised Tuesday that Boros will know his future as manager before the ship sets sail. "Yes, Steve will know what we plan to do by Saturday, but I'm not saying you (the media) are going to know by Saturday," Smith said. "I'm just not going to let him go on his vacation without knowing.
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August 10, 1986 | Ross Newhan
The inmates seem to be running the asylum in San Diego. The same Padre players who said former Manager Dick Williams was too tough now apparently can't live with successor Steve Boros because he is too soft. Boros heard the same rap when he was fired as manager of the Oakland A's. This time, he has heard it publicly only from shortstop Garry Templeton, but there may be more soon. The players are privately questioning Boros' strategy and lack of clout.
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February 26, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Padres signed Steve Boros to replace Dick Williams as manager on Tuesday and completed an about-face. Williams might have been too mean, but Boros might be too nice. Boros lost his managerial job with the Oakland A's in 1984 because the front-office people there thought he was a softy. They wanted him to run out and kick dirt on umpires, and Boros wouldn't. They wanted him to yell at outfielder Rickey Henderson, who wasn't getting to the ballpark on time, and Boros wouldn't.
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November 3, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Talk about getting away from it all. Steve Boros arrived home Sunday from his vacation in Tahiti and still hadn't heard the details about Game 6 of the World Series. "Buckner did what?" he asked. "For goodness sake. Isn't that something." For eight days, Boros didn't get near a newspaper. Well, while he was away, the Mets won, Larry Bowa replaced him as Padre manager, LaMarr Hoyt went to jail and Terry Kennedy went to Baltimore. As usual, he took each of these news items in stride.
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July 15, 1986 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Steve Boros--not the manager, but the kid--gets second-guessed a lot. These fools in school keep coming up to him, wondering why his dad takes pitchers out so early. They ask him seriously, as if he is supposed to say, "Well, Eric Show's elbow hurt." Little Steve Boros is 10 years old. "They ask me a lot of questions," he said. "They always ask me why he took a guy out. I just say, 'I don't know.' " Steve Boros--the manager--knows he's in a difficult profession.
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July 11, 1986 | CHRIS DE LUCA
After the Padres rallied Thursday to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3, the Padres' newest members--Ed Whitson and Dave LaPoint--stood on the curb outside the stadium waiting for a cab. The two had more in common than a lack of transportation in San Diego--both were traded Wednesday from teams where they were less than happy. And both are overjoyed to be playing for the Padres. Whitson came from the New York Yankees, where he got more than his share of Bronx cheers.
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