John Hart

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  • Birth Name: John Henry Hart
  • Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Baseball analyst, Senior advisor for the Texas Rangers

Fast Facts

  • Named All-American at Seminole Junior College in 1969.
  • Pro career started with the Montreal Expos in 1969.
  • Coached high-school baseball in Florida before joining the Baltimore Orioles in 1982 as a minor-league manager.
  • Joined the Cleveland Indians in 1989 as a special-assignment scout, but was promoted to manager for the final 19 games of that season.
  • Was appointed director of baseball operations in 1991, and then took over as general manager that September.
  • Served as GM for the next 12 years, during which the Indians posted a 870-681 record, won six AL Central titles (1995-99; 2001) and had two World Series appearances (1995 when the Atlanta Braves won their first title since 1957; and 1997 when the Florida Marlins won their first-ever title).
  • Announced in 2001 that he would resign his position with the Indians after the season, and then moved on to become GM for the Texas Rangers.

Relationships

  • Sandi Hart — Wife

College

  • Attended Seminole Junior College, Seminole County, Florida, United States; University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States (BA in History and BS in Physical Education, 1973)

Details

  • Birth Name: John Henry Hart
  • Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Baseball analyst, Senior advisor for the Texas Rangers

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