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 Cito Gaston: on top of the baseball world. (baseball manager) - Ebony - HighBeam Research
When Cito Gaston was splitting time growing up in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, he had a little difficulty deciding exactly what he wanted to do for a living.
But in reality it is Cito's direction, his strategy, his knowledge of the game and his uncanny ability to get the most out of his players that probably will serve as the wheels that carry him straight into the Hall of Fame.
By the time Cito was traded from the San Diego Padres back to the Atlanta Braves in 1974, he already had shown what he could do on the field (his career best year came in 1970 when he posted a batting average of.318, 29 home runs and 93 runs batted in).
www.highbeam.com /doc/1G1-15198539.html   (1642 words)

 CNNSI.com - Television - Profile - CNNSI.com Profile: Cito Gaston - Thursday June 22, 2000 12:42 AM
CNNSI.com - Television - Profile - CNNSI.com Profile: Cito Gaston - Thursday June 22, 2000 12:42 AM Nancy Newman explains, Gaston is back as hitting coach, the post in which he started with the club.
In the circle of his big league life, Gaston is not only in his early role with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he's working for the man he beat as dueling skippers in the '93 World Series, Jim Fregosi.
Cito says he has not given up on managing, and in fact, would be up for another go-round if the right offer came along.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /thenetwork/news/2000/06/21/profile_gaston   (719 words)

 Jays' daze may number Gaston's days - Toronto Blue Jays' manager Cito Gaston - A.L. Report - Column Sporting News, The ...
It is a loss that has the fans, the players and manager Cito Gaston wondering what direction the team will take in the coming years.
Gaston was able to survive a disappointing finish in 1994 because he was coming off two world titles.
Gaston has survived so far, but he has been on the receiving end of some very harsh criticism from the Toronto media.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n27_v221/ai_19601091   (987 words)

 Sports: Sheffield chafes at disclosure
Gaston was in uniform for the first time since he left at the end of the 2001 season, when he was the club's hitting coach.
Gaston's first memory of right-hander Roy Halladay was from 1997 spring training.
Gaston stayed behind in Dunedin with the other half of the squad.
www.sptimes.com /2004/03/11/news_pf/Sports/Sheffield_chafes_at_d.shtml   (726 words)

 Toronto Blue Jays : History : Blue Jays Level Of Excellence
Cito Gaston led the Blue Jays to two World Championships, two American League Championships, four American League East titles and a franchise record 681 wins in his nine seasons as the Manager from 1989 to 1997.
Gaston started as the Blue Jays hitting coach in 1981 where he groomed many young players including George Bell, Lloyd Moseby, Cecil Fielder, Jesse Barfield and Fred McGriff.
Gaston returned to the Blue Jays for two seasons as hitting coach in 2000 and 2001.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/tor/history/level_of_excellence.jsp   (1368 words)

 Boston Red Sox - Telling signs on the mound can tip scales toward batter - The Boston Globe
Retired Toronto manager Cito Gaston was relaxing in his Florida home and watching a ballgame on television when he found himself shouting out Randy Johnson's pitches as the Big Unit was winding up.
While leading the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, Gaston developed a reputation for being one of the most astute managers in the game at busting pitchers who were tipping their pitches.
Gaston said the easiest pitcher to read that he ever saw was Roy Lee Jackson, a journeyman righthander who played for four teams from 1977-86 and had a career record of 28-34.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/08/15/telling_signs_can_tip_scales_on_mound   (1834 words)

 CBS News | Blue Jays Take Back Gaston | December 13, 1999 05:19:22
Cito Gaston left the Toronto Blue Jays as a bitter man after being fired in 1997.
Gaston replaces Gary Matthews, who was fired along with four other coaches in the last week of this season.
Gaston, who managed the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993 and was the team's longest-serving manager from 1989 to 1997, doesn't see a problem working under current Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi, who lost to Gaston when he managed the Phillies in 1993 World Series.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1999/10/12/archive/main66169.shtml   (577 words)

 Sports: Fregosi's job as manager could in jeopardy
Gaston has been the Blue Jays' batting coach this season.
They were 77-49 with Gaston, winning the division before losing to Oakland in the AL Championship Series.
Gaston reportedly has said he would be interested in managing again, but only under the right circumstances.
www.sptimes.com /News/092200/news_pf/Sports/Fregosi_s_job_as_mana.shtml   (718 words)

 Gaston apologizes for allegations
Cito Gaston apologized Thursday for suggesting earlier in the week that three local reporters were racists.
The Toronto Sun said that Gaston, in an interview earlier in the week, concluded racism was behind some of the criticism directed at him from reporters.
Gaston raised the issue of racism in spring training, contending not enough is done to promote the accomplishments of minorities.
www.jhu.edu /~newslett/04-18-97/Sports/Gaston_apologizes_for_allegations.html   (558 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Baseball - MLB Toronto: Gaston can relate
Gaston was standing down the third-base line of the Rogers Centre last night, and shifted his weight from one foot to the other before answering.
It was a replay of Gaston hooking David Wells, from the give-and-take profanity to the conclusion in the tunnel on Aug. 9, 1991.
Gaston has not been interviewed for a managerial job since the White Sox chose Ozzie Guillen over him in 2003.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Baseball/MLB/Toronto/2006/08/26/1777819-sun.html   (735 words)

 Cito Gaston - Baseball Fever
I have wondered why Cito Gaston has not received the credit he deserves for leading the Blue Jays to back to back WS titles in 1992 and 1993, not to mention the 4 AL East titles the Jays won under him?
I know Gaston came back as the hitting coach with the Jays in the late '90's, but does anyone think he is being flballed for some reason by teams in baseball?
Seems to me that Ash didn't give Gaston the pieces he needed for another run at the division and that Gaston became Ash's scapegoat after a few frustrating seasons.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=33527   (804 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Cito Gaston
Cito Gaston won two World Series titles with the Blue Jays in the early nineties, and is also a former coach of...
Cito Gaston, who managed Gillick's Blue Jays to their two World Series victoriesin 1992-93, is a candidate to replaced fired Jerry Manuel as White Sox...
CITO GASTON: Led the Blue Jays to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, but he could be considered too close to Jerry Manuel's managerial style.
news.surfwax.com /sports/files/Cito_Gaston.html   (3793 words)

 Toronto Blue Jays News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cito Gaston addresses the crowd at SkyDome after winning the World Series in 1993.
On this day, Gaston seemed thrilled to be in uniform, which is a rare treat for him these days.
As Gaston got ready to go in for the day, several fans called for his autograph, showing that some things never change.
toronto.bluejays.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/tor/news/tor_news.jsp?ymd=20040310&content_id=648586&vkey=spt2004news&fext=.jsp   (947 words)

 Cito sits and waits
Former Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston wants to manage the Chicago White Sox, but his phone hasn't rung yet.
Under Gaston, when shortstop Dick Schofield had a season-ending injury and backup Alfredo Griffin was playing, Alomar volunteered to play short.
Despite his post-season success, Gaston has been asked to be interviewed for a managerial role only three times since he was fired by the Blue Jays at the end of the 1997 season.
www.canoe.ca /Slam031003/mlb_cws-sun.html   (485 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Prospectus: Bret Boone's fluke season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A familiar name is on top, though Cito Gaston is better known today as a former manager than for his playing career.
Cito set career highs in batting average (.318, next best was.269, on-base percentage (.364 vs..313), and slugging percentage (.543 vs..405).
In Boone's defense, one could argue that Boone is getting shafted because we didn't consider that Boone's second-best year, 1994, was a strike-shortened one, and he may have gone on to post a high MLV had their not been a labor stoppage.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/bp/1242536.html   (2214 words)

 BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: Toronto Star: Gaston looking even better in hindsight
Olerud started all but 11 games in 1994, started all but 9 games in 1995, and it wasn't until 1996 that he sat significant amounts of time, and then he was hurt and not hitting a lot and not hitting at all against lefties, and he still played every day against righties.
I've always figured Cito didn't get another job as a mixture of race, attitude (he said he wouldn't take just any manager role, it had to be the right one), and not having the right contacts in the right places.
Cito's biggest strength, though, was in his ability to assemble veteran players into an arrangement where they can succeed.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/toronto_star_gaston_looking_even_better_in_hindsight   (2384 words)

 Batter's Box Interactive Magazine - Rumour Mill
Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that Cito Gaston is the front-runner for the Chicago gig, and says that Wally Backman, who was managing their AA club, ruined his chances to be promoted by the White Sox when he rooted for the Twins to beat them down the stretch.
A number of young pitchers did well under Gaston, but is that because of how well he handled a pitching staff, or because he had a very good pitching coach who handled most aspects of the pitchers.
Gaston left Wells in against the Brewers to allow more than 10 ER; it was one of those games where someone had to take a licking for the rest of the staff.
www.battersbox.ca /article.php?story=20031023091458999   (9991 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - White Sox options: Gaston, Guillen -- or both?
The manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2004 apparently will be either Cito Gaston or Ozzie Guillen, and general manager Ken Williams is expected to announce his decision some time on Monday.
Gaston had a 683-636 record in nine seasons as manager with the Blue Jays, including World Series titles in 1992 and '93.
Gaston and Guillen were the only candidates interviewed by White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=1652223   (424 words)

And Toronto rehired Cito Gaston as hitting coach, even though the former manager clashed with Green when the outfielder first made the big leagues.
Gaston, who certainly would not be Green's choice as a mentor, was brought back into the mix; and, those coaches who Green did like were fired to allow Fregosi to bring in some of his cronies.
I'm now convinced that retrieving Gaston from the scrapheap was a deliberate tactic, intended to ostracize Green from the organization so that money would be less of a factor in the young outfielder's decision about whether to sign a long-term contract in Toronto.
www.shawngreen.net /trade3.html   (7179 words)

 Cito Gaston | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gaston price might not be right from suntimes.com
Gaston fails to get a hit off Mets' starter Jim McAndrew, and reliever Jack Baldschun gives up two runs in the 9th.
Gaston took the team to the World Series in 1992 and 1993.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Gaston_Cito.stm   (401 words)

 MLB Team History - History of MLB Baseball Teams, MLB History
Under manager Cito Gaston, the club won four East Division titles between 1989 and 1993 and in 1992 became the first Canadian franchise to win the World Series.
Gaston, who replaced Cox as manager in 1989, guided the club to a division title that year.
Cito Gaston managed the Blue Jays from 1989-97 and finished with a 702-650 record with two World Series titles.
www.hollywoodsportsbook.com /baseball_history/toronto_blue_jays.cfm   (618 words)

 Cito Gaston Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Cito Gaston was born on Friday, March 17, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas.
Gaston was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1967, with the Atlanta Braves.
Did you know that you can compare Cito Gaston to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1967 National League season?
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=gastoci01   (297 words)

 UWO Gazette - Friday, September 26, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
So exactly what has Gaston done, besides be the scapegoat for a team that just can't put runs on the scoreboard or "Ws" in the win column.
Most of the players say Gaston's laid-back managerial style allows him to treat his players like men and gave his stars the opportunity to shine.
Robert Person, a member of Toronto's starting rotation, said that for some of the Blue Jays, not having Cito Gaston on the bench Wednesday night was like having lost a family member.
www.gazette.uwo.ca /1997/September/26/Sports3.htm   (605 words)

 Augusta Georgia: Overtime: U.S. group in World Cup includes Iran 12/5/97
Cito Gaston is still looking for a job.
Gaston said that since being fired as Toronto Blue Jays manager he has been offered only one job, as hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals.
Gaston had been wondering about the Chicago White Sox opening, but that was filled Thursday by Jerry Manuel.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/120597/spo_overtime.shtml   (1562 words)

 Gaston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cito Gaston, Former Major League Baseball player and manager
William H. Gaston, one of the founders of Dallas, Texas (USA) and a Confederate soldier
Gaston, the name of the hunter and villain in Disney's Beauty and the Beast film
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