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    Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

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    Also notable is the move of Russ Nixon from manager of the Astros' rookie affiliate in Greeneville, Tennessee to a position as a roving instructor in the Houston system. Nixon, entering his 54th season of professional baseball, is a former manager for both Cincinnati and Atlanta and has been a coach at the major league level with the Reds, Expos and Braves.

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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    A Purple Heart receipient for '81-'82 in Cincy.
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    So Nixon's basically become Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged, travelling the minors to insult every kid he runs across.
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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Russ as a member of the legendary Bentley Post American Legion team got throw out the first pitch at a Reds game back in the 50's too... kinda like Jim Kelly and the punt - pass and kick

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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Russ as a member of the legendary Bentley Post American Legion team got throw out the first pitch at a Reds game back in the 50's too... kinda like Jim Kelly and the punt - pass and kick

    We played Bentley Post in Legion ball. It was like playing the Yankees.
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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    We played Bentley Post in Legion ball. It was like playing the Yankees.
    Crud to the Yankees


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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Crud to the Yankees

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    Yeah, you should have seen their operation. Chartered bus, perfect uniforms, more equipment than three teams would need, managers.... it was like playing Montgomery Brewsters boys.
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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer
    A Purple Heart receipient for '81-'82 in Cincy.
    Actually Russ got to manage the Redslegs for the rest of the '82 season and the '83 season. Made front cover of the '83 Media guide. Improved from 61 wins to 74 when he managed. Started an OF of Gary Redus, Eddie Milner & Jeff Jones. Not afraid to play kids - but hey, in '83 all he had were the kids and Mario Soto.

    Got let go when Howsam regained the Reds FO. He wanted Vern Rapp probably as reward for meritious service because of Howsam's working relationship with Rapp during the '70's when Vern was heading up the AAA Indianapolis club.

    How old is Russ? 75 or so?
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    Re: Russ Nixon Gets New ml Job with the Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    How old is Russ? 75 or so?

    Just checked. He will be 71 on the 19th of February.

    Hang in there, Russ baby!

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    Thought Russ got an undeserved bad rapp.

    Glad to hear he's still making the rounds.

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    I thought Vern was the bad Rapp.

    Makes all the routine posts.


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