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Bob Geren may not have been the most talented player in baseball, but he certainly was among the most persistent. He spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues before finally getting his call up to the bigs in 1988 as a backup catcher for the Yankees. He spent four seasons with the Yankees, the best being 1990, when he appeared in 100 games and swatted eight home runs and 31 RBIs. After spending three seasons years as the A's bullpen coach and one as their bench coach, Geren was promoted to full-time manager in 2007 and has been at the helm ever since.

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