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Date of Birth 28 August 1943Tampa, Florida, USA
Birth NameLouis Victor Piniella
Nicknames Skipper or Big Lou
Sweet Lou
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lou Piniella was known as one of the most durable outfielders in the 1970s. His major league career lasted fro 1964-1984 primarily with Kansas City and later with the New York Yankees. After retirement, Lou moved into management. He managed the New York Yankees for 3 seasons, the Cincinnati Reds for another 3 seasons, eventually leading the 1990 Reds to a World Series Championship. Lou then managed the Seattle Mariners for 10 seasons, including a record breaking 116 win season in 2001. He is now managing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Greg Snyder

Spouse (1)

Anita Garcia (12 April 1967 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Temper tantrums

Trivia (12)

Dyed his hair blonde in July 2003, after he promised his team he would if they would win 3 games in a row for the first time that season.
Outfielder for Baltimore Orioles (1964), Cleveland Indians (1968), Kansas City Royals (1969-1973) and New York Yankees (1974-1984).
Member of 1976 and 1981 American League Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 1977 and 1978 World Series Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 1980 American League Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees team.
Named to 1972 American League All Star Team.
1969 American League Rookie of the Year.
Led American League in Doubles (33) in 1972.
His 2001 Seattle Mariners tied a Major League record with their 116-win season.
Cousin of former Major League infielder/pinch hitter Dave Magadan.
Made major league debut on 4 September 1964.
Manager of the New York Yankees (1986-1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990-1992), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003-2005).
October 2006 - Has been hired to replace Dusty Baker as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs.
Managing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. [April 2003]

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