New Orleans native Ron Washington named manager of the Los Angeles Angels
An outstanding baseball mind, player and coach has a chance to run a Major League team again. Ron Washington has been named manager of the Los Angeles Angels.
The New Orleans native and McDonogh High graduate gets his second shot at managing a Major League team.
Now 71, Washington becomes the oldest manager in the Majors. Washington has been serving as third base coach of the Atlanta Braves for the last seven years (2017-23), who won a World Series championship in 2021.
Washington previously managed the Texas Rangers for eight seasons (2007-14), winning two American League pennants (2010, 2011). Overall, Washington posted a 664-611 record with the Rangers. He is a superb infield instructor.
An assistant with Oakland in 2015-16 – his second stint with the A’s – Washington served as a first-base, third-base and infield coach from 1996-2006.
The Angels dismissed Phil Nevin as manager following the 2023 season after a 73-89 season. The team last made the playoffs 10 years ago.
As a player, Washington played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues, including for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros. Washington batted .261 with 20 home runs and 146 RBI in 561 games played.
Washington was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year.
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