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Jerry Narron
Catcher, Manager
Born: January 15, 1956 (1956-01-15) (age 54)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 13, 1979 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1987 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
AVG     .211
Hits     177
HR     21
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Jerry Austin Narron (born January 15, 1956 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and is the former manager of the Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds.

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Personal life

Narron is a 1974 graduate of Goldsboro High School and the father of five children, Callie, Caitlyn, Clare, Cara, and Connor. Son, Connor, is the fourth ranked prospect for the high school class of 2010 by ESPN's Perfect Game. Narron's brother, Johnny is currently a coach with the Texas Rangers

He is the nephew of former Major League catcher Sam Narron and cousin of pitcher Sam Narron.[1] On February 25, 2008, Narron was named a special assignments scout and front-office consultant with his former team, the Rangers.

Playing career

Narron was drafted out of high school in the sixth round by the New York Yankees in the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft and played alongside brother Johnny Narron in Johnson City, Tennessee during his first professional season. Narron played for the Yankees (he was one of two catchers called up from the minors to replace Thurman Munson, who had just been killed in a airplane crash during the 1979 season), Seattle Mariners, and California Angels before retiring as a player in 1989. He was the Yankees starting catcher on the day after Munson's death, and remained in the dugout during the pregame ceremonies, leaving an empty catcher's position out of respect for Munson.[1]

Coaching history

Narron was a manager in the Baltimore Orioles farm system from 1989 through 1992, when he was hired as a coach for the Orioles by skipper Johnny Oates. After two seasons in Baltimore, he moved with Oates to the Texas Rangers. Narron was third-base coach for the Rangers from 1995 until he was named interim manager May 4, 2001 after the firing of manager Johnny Oates. He had the interim tag removed and coached the team during the 2002 campaign. He was replaced in Texas by Buck Showalter in December 2002. Narron then served as bench coach for the Boston Red Sox during their 2003 run to the ALCS and performed the same role for Cincinnati in 2004-05.

Narron was named as the Reds' interim manager on June 20, 2005. On September 29 of that year, his contract was extended to cover the 2006 season with mutual option for 2007. Narron was fired as manager of the Reds on July 1, 2007. The Reds named advance scout Pete Mackanin as the interim manager. Narron's record with the Reds was 157-179.[2]

Managerial records

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
TEX 2001 62 72 .463 4th in AL West - - - -
TEX 2002 72 90 .444 4th in AL West - - - -
CIN 2005 46 46 .500 5th in NL Central - - - -
CIN 2006 80 82 .494 3rd in NL Central - - - -
CIN 2007 31 51 .378 6th in NL Central (fired) - - - -
Total 291 341 .460

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