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  Willie Randolph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Randolph was also an outstanding defensive player, known especially for his ability to turn the double play.
In 2004, Randolph was named the manager for the Mets beginning with the 2005 season, despite never having managed before at any level of baseball.
Randolph ended his first season as manager of the 2005 Mets with a 83-79 record, the first time the franchise had finished over.500 since 2001, as 12 games better than the prior season.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Willie_Randolph   (454 words)

  
 UNO Privateers Athletics - Willie Randolph, Head Coach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Willie Randolph enters his third season at UNO as the head men’s and women’s track and field/cross country coach.
Randolph came to UNO after serving as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt University, where he coached hurdles, sprints, relays and middle distance athletes as well as coordinated the recruiting efforts for the Commodores.
Randolph competed in the 800-meter run, 400-meter hurdles and mile relay at Central Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of applied arts in organizational and public communication and also received a minor in cinematic arts and broadcasting in 1998.
www.i-55.com /unoprivateers.com/mcross_willierandolph.html   (645 words)

  
 Willie Randolph -- Was mainstay at 2B for Yankees
Willie Randolph -- Was mainstay at 2B for Yankees
Randolph, born in Holly Hill, S.C., made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1975 season.
Randolph, playing for the Brewers, challenged batting title champion Julio Franco of the Rangers for most of the season.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/r/randolph_willie.html   (384 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Commodores Women's Track and Field
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Willie Randolph is entering his first year on the Commodore staff after serving three years as an assistant coach at Belmont University.
Randolph, 27, graduated from Central Michigan University when he earned six letters as a 400-meter hurdler and middle distance runner.
Randolph is Level I and II certified by the USATF in sprints, hurdles and jumps.
www.vanderbilt.edu /commodores/track/Players/randolph,will.htm   (214 words)

  
 SportingNews.com - MLB - How about some love for Willie Randolph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Randolph -- who grew up in Brooklyn rooting for the Mets franchise and then was a solid second baseman in the majors for 18 years and a six-time all star -- has been a part of six World Championship teams as a player and a coach with the cross-town New York Yankees.
Randolph, along with underrated pitching coach Rick Peterson have mixed and matched from the bullpen all year long with guys like Pedro Feliciano, Chad Bradford, Aaron Heilman, Darren Oliver, Guillermo Mota and Roberto Hernandez.
Randolph also was able to blend in some hungry veteran additions like Carlos Delgado and Paul LoDuca to the young studs in the infield of Jose Reyes and David Wright.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=137205   (1057 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Mets - Mike Lupica's Shooting From The Lip: Hat's off to Randolph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Willie Randolph was at this end of the hall now after Game 7, television lights in his face along with a microphone held by Ken Rosenthal of Fox, looking straight ahead, ready to answer the first questions about why the Mets lost.
Randolph, as tough as anybody when he played, as tough as any Yankee of his time, fought to keep his voice under control now on national television, as tough now as ever.
Randolph will be rewarded now with a very nice contract extension, should be rewarded with the best money he has ever made from baseball.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/mets/story/463989p-390434c.html   (1840 words)

  
 8 Nov 2004 - Willie Randolph, New Mets Coach, Negro League history buff
Willie Randolph named as new coach of the NY Mets.
Randolph is a well known Negro League Baseball historian and is quite aware of his new place in history.
He said Randolph frequently attended Negro League functions during his time as a Yankees coach, and he wanted to return the favor and give him support.
www.nlbpa.com /8nov2004.html   (246 words)

  
 Willie Randolph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Willie Randolph keeps an extremely busy schedule touring the country to standing room only crowds.
Most recently, Willie was featured on the FIT-TV series "Ultimate Goals" in an episode entitled "Riding With Heart", which offers a look at his life with a pacemaker and his goal to participate in the Solvang 100k bike ride.
Most adoring to Willie is his 4 year old son, with whom he shares his love of the outdoors.
www.willyumrandolph.com   (148 words)

  
 New York Mets, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees - CBS SportsLine.com
NEW YORK -- Willie Randolph interviewed for the Mets ' managerial job Monday, and stressed that his many years with the Yankees will serve him well if he gets a chance to run a team that proved a big flop in the second half of the season.
Randolph, who grew up in New York, is a former star second baseman with the Yankees in the 1970s and 1980s.
Randolph estimates he's been interviewed 11 or 12 times for managerial spots over the years and feels "real good" about this latest one.
www.cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/7828014   (562 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: U.S.
Randolph, 50, received his first managerial job late last night and will be introduced at a press conference this afternoon, the Mets' media relations department said by telephone.
Randolph was the Yankees' assistant general manager in 1993 and spent the next 10 seasons as their third-base coach before becoming bench coach this year.
Randolph said last month he had interviewed for 11 of the last 12 major-league managerial openings, but was passed over each time.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a2KUlb8NzNrE&refer=us   (378 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Mets decide on Randolph for manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NEW YORK -- Willie Randolph was hired Wednesday night by the New York Mets, taking over as manager of a troubled team trying to compete with its crosstown rival for success, free agents and fans.
Randolph met earlier Wednesday with new general manager Omar Minaya, who also had second interviews with the other finalists, Texas hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo and former Houston and Anaheim manager Terry Collins.
Randolph was a standout second baseman who spent 13 seasons with the Yankees, serving as co-captain and winning World Series titles as a player in 1977 and 1978, plus four more as a coach.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=1915733   (682 words)

  
 KFFL - Willie Randolph, MAN, New York Mets
The New York Post reports New York Mets MAN Willie Randolph has not made out a preliminary batting lineup as of yet and that reports of OF Carlos Beltran batting second already are not true.
The Associated Press reports New York Mets manager Willie Randolph is guaranteed $1,875,000 under terms his three-year contract, one of the richest deals for a first-year manager.
The New York Times' Lee Jenkins reports Willie Randolph is one of three finalists for the open New York Mets managerial job.
www.kffl.com /player/8870/mlb   (2071 words)

  
 Willie Randolph On Beltran. - Baseball Fever
Willie Randolph suggested Beltran's biggest hurdle may be mental - convincing himself he can make quick bursts in the outfield and on the bases.
Randolph said the Mets would not summon an outfielder from Triple-A Norfolk unless Beltran landed on the DL.
If the Mets were to reach to the Tides for outfield help, Randolph said he expected Victor Diaz would be summoned, not prospect Lastings Milledge, and that Chavez would get the bulk of the starts in center field.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=42418   (309 words)

  
 Willie & His Dream Machine The Unstoppable New York Mets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Willie Randolph's New York Mets are the BEST baseball team in the Major only a season and a few months after he took over as Manager and the year before that buried in the Cellar.
Willie is Hungry after being literally humiliated for those 10 years criss crossing the country again and again for manager interview after manager interview NEVER to get the job while one Bozo after another did.
Randolph will fight for every victory right down to the final game of the regular season as though it it the most important game of his and the team's life unless they have clinched long before which is Likely.
www.blackathlete.net /Blackbox/article_02005.shtml   (679 words)

  
 GrandSlamSingle.com Forums - Willie Randolph
I think Willie is a good players manager, but to Phil's point, I still think he can improve the "in-game strategy" portion of his job.
Willie has been bailed out a bunch of times by the players for his "odd" decision making.
I got the sense that Randolph saw we were losing the Red Sox and Yankees series, and instead of embracing the seriousness of the series' and never backing down and do what it takes to take just one game from them; that it was more like, well it doesn't matter anyway.
www.grandslamsingle.com /forum/showthread.php?t=11333   (3677 words)

  
 Daily Record Sports - Randolph finally fulfills his dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
New Mets manager Willie Randolph is surrounded by reporters after being introduced to the media on Thursday at Shea Stadium.
Randolph was a Mets fan growing up, went to Shea Stadium as a kid and said he “danced in the streets” when the Miracle Mets won the 1969 World Series.
Randolph thought back to May 23, 1970, when he was 15 and took his future wife, Gretchen, to Shea, a time when box seats cost $4.
www.dailyrecord.com /sports/pro/sports1-110504randolph.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Sports - Mets Hire Willie Randolph As New Skipper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Randolph takes over from Art Howe, fired at the end of the season.
The 50-year-old Randolph moved to bench coach under Joe Torre last season after 10 years coaching third base for the Yankees.
Randolph nearly was hired by Cincinnati after the 2000 season but withdrew from consideration after the Reds offered a relatively short contract at a below-market salary.
www.wset.com /news/stories/1104/185160.html   (651 words)

  
 Willie Randolph Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Willie Randolph was born on Tuesday, July 6, 1954, in Holly Hill, South Carolina.
Randolph was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 29, 1975, with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Willie Randolph baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=randowi01   (324 words)

  
 Mets Geek » Blog Archive » Open Thread: Willie Randolph’s Incompetence
I’ve been one of Willie’s harshest critics all year, not a game goes by without him doing something that makes me yell at the TV…and as bad as Art Howe was for the team, he never did ANYTHING even remotely as stupid as what Willie does ever day.
Randolph has played the game at it’s highest level..trust that the Mets are a work in progress and better times are in the offing.
Willie was tempting fate — or perhaps setting up Trachsel so that he could turn around and take him out of the rotation now.
www.metsgeek.com /articles/2005/09/03/open-thread-willie-randolphs-incompetence   (6428 words)

  
 MetsBlog.com :: State of the Mets: Willie Randolph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Randolph has looked like exactly what he is, a manager learning on the job.
While Willie is certainly not the perfect manager, I don't know anyone else who would be doing a better job at this point with this team and this level of talent.
I also was not a big fan of Randolph as being announced as the new Met skipper, but in the spirit of having an old ex Yankee product lead us which can be traced to the days of Casey Stengel, I am supporting him all the way.
www.metsblog.com /blog/_archives/2005/5/31/898451.html   (1778 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Baseball - Mets clubbed as sparks fly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Willie Randolph managed the series finale against the Yankees with the intention of holding back Oliver for last night's start.
GM Omar Minaya and Randolph acknowledged that the use of the bullpen during Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium would have been handled differently had they definitively known then that Maine would start last night.
Minaya and Randolph said the organization came to the conclusion later Sunday night that it would be better not to disrupt the bullpen by using Oliver as a starter in this instance.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/432363p-364299c.html   (738 words)

  
 Willie keeps it in perspective
Better than almost anybody, Willie Randolph can screen out the white-noise blather surrounding professional sports in New York, as he did for 13 seasons playing — surviving — in the Bronx Zoo, amid all the lunacy of The George, Billy and Reggie Show.
Randolph will handle the pressure of the job as gracefully, as in control, as straight ahead, as he did yesterday, before the home opener at Shea, standing with a beaming smile and with that ever-present confident ease amid a huge cluster of reporters by the batting cage during BP.
And just like that, Randolph has gone from a dope to a genius in a matter of days.
archive.recordonline.com /archive/2005/04/12/geffmlb1.htm   (836 words)

  
 11/4/2004 - Willie Randolph To Be Named NY Mets Manager - Sports - Chattanoogan.com
The New York Mets are bringing Willie Randolph across town from the Bronx to be their 18th manager.
Randolph spent eleven years overall on Torre's staff and has accumulated six World Series rings over his playing and coaching career.
Randolph beat out Texas hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo and former Astros and Angels skipper Terry Collins after all three interviewed for a second time Tuesday with Mets GM Omar Minaya.
www.chattanoogan.com /articles/article_58154.asp   (748 words)

  
 Longtime Yankees coach Willie Randolph named New Mets manager Jet - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The opportunity of a lifetime was right across town for Willie Randolph.
After 11 seasons as a coach with the New York Yankees, Randolph, 50, was recently introduced as the new New York Mets manager.
Randolph, a six-time All-Star second baseman, spent 13 seasons with the Yankees, serving as co-captain and winning World Series titles as a player in 1977 and 1978, plus four more as a coach.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_21_106/ai_n7580055   (228 words)

  
 STLtoday.com: Sports - Forums - Bernie's Pressbox - Topic - Wow, Willie Randolph just said...
He used to be such a smiley and happy fella, now he's all surly and full of bluster and guarantees.
Willie doesn't respect the game, St. Louis, the Arch, Joe Buck and especially the Post Dispatch enough.
If they drop either tonite or tomorrow, will the press be saying to him "what happened to that guarantee, Willie?" NO, they will drop the Mets like hot potatoes and move on to the WS teams.
www.stltoday.com /forums/viewtopic.php?p=4031705   (732 words)

  
 Willie Randolph | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An understated player, smooth second baseman Willie Randolph was an integral component of the championship Yankee teams of the 1970s and early 1980s.
After his playing career ended, Randolph coached under Joe Torre for several years for the Yankees before being named manager of the Mets in 2004.
Randolph, even at an early age, had a greta knowledge of the strike zone.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/randowi01.php   (281 words)

  
 MetsBlog.com :: Recap: Willie Randolph on WFAN
Re: Re: Re: Recap: Willie Randolph on WFAN
It would make no sense for Willie to state this but who you would rather have pitch on the road against the Nats and who would you rather have pitch against Milw at home.
I think Willie was putting a spin on his reasons for pushing Trax back a day.
www.metsblog.com /blog/_archives/2006/4/12/1882310.html   (3425 words)

  
 Willie's World
Paris Hilton texted me in the fifth inning to wish me luck and told me she was ready to enjoy the victory with me and Cliffy Baseball tonight.
One a final note, I discovered that Willie Wonka had been impersonating me during our not so great stretch at the end of the season.
I've been reading on one of the websites I read every day (an illustrious list which includes www.cool.com and www.subway.com) that people are concerned about the Mets' apparent inability to hit left-handed pitchers.
willietime.blogspot.com   (2126 words)

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