LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Tony Muser
High School: Lakewood HS (1965)
Position: Infielder
College: San Diego Mesa (Played 2 seasons)
Drafted: Selected by San Francisco Giants in the 3rd Round (52nd overall) of the 1966 amateur entry draft Signed as an un-drafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 1967
Minor Leagues: Played 4 seasons - Waterloo Bos A, Winston Salem BosA+, Greenville Louisville Bos AAA, Indianapolis AAA, Spokane AAA, Seibu Japan at age 32
Professional: Played 8 seasons -
Coached Teams: Coach Chicago Cubs (1993-97) Kansas City Royals Manager (1997¬2002) San Diego bench coach (2003 to 2006)
Coaching Highlights: Detroit--- Royals Tony Muser becomes fourth manager fired in April. Royals axed Muser after a 4-0 blanking by the Tigers after starting 8 and 15. Muser, a former major league first baseman, leaves with the worst winning Percentage in team history at .424 (317-431) The four Managers who got axed during the month of April are: Phil Garner, Davey Lopes, Buddy Bell and Tony Muser. This doesn't include Joe Kerrigan who was canned by Boston Red Sox's in spring training. This was the last time as many as three major league managers where fired was April 1892 August 2001, Kansas City: Mike Sweeney charges mound and tossed Jeff Weaver to the ground, before the big right hander threw a punch. Punches were thrown as benches and bull pens cleared in the sixth. Weaver clams he said nothing to Sweeney, but Sweeney claims Weaver called him profane names. As things started to slow down, KC Manager TONY MUSER got into the fray with outfielder Wendell Magee. Detroit Manager Phil Garner was quoted as saying "This was the most vicious thing I've ever seen. While third base coach for Milwaukee in 1986, Muser was severely burned in a fire at the Brewers' spring training complex.
Stats: Total Games 663, AB 1,268, R 123, H 329, 2B 41, 3B 9, HR 7, RBI 117, BB 95, SO 138, SB 14, Batting Avg 278

 
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