Author: Peter Portero
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Jerry Narron, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds is returning for his third season with the team. He began with the team in 2005, when he replaced Dave Miley. Within months of Narron joining the franchise, the Reds saw an improvement in their record. While under the leadership of Miley, the Reds had a record of 27-43. Under Narron, they have enjoyed a record of 46-46. The Reds are hoping this coach can turn their team into a championship team once again. Only time will tell if Narron has the capabilities to handle the Reds completely.
All in all, Narron has spent 33 years in the baseball world. The Yankees drafted him in 1974. Although he never enjoyed incredible success, he was a consistently good player throughout his playing career. He might be best remembered for being the Yankees starting catcher in 1979 after Thurman Munson was killed in an airplane accident. He always handled himself with dignity and honor when on and off of the field, giving his players a role model to look up to still today.
On a personal note, Narran graduated from high school in North Carolina in 1974. He was a star baseball player there and also participated in basketball and football. His classmates and coaches called him a “natural athlete”. His family is full of baseball players as well. John Narran was his brother and played for the Yankees and the White Sox in the mid 70s. One of his uncles, Sam, played for the Cardinals in the 30s and 40s and coached the Pirates in the 50s and 60s. He has a handful of other cousins that also play in minor or major league baseball franchises. With a family with such a rich baseball history, Narran is certainly doing them proud. Now if only he can create a winning season for the beloved Reds.
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