Former Marlins manager Jack McKeon will be returning to the reigns he held years ago.
As Marlins manager with the Florida Marlins during 2003-2005, he retired from his managerial job with the Fish with a 241-207 record (1011-940 career record). He came out of his first retirement to manage the 2003 team after Jeff Torborg was fired, who started out the Fish with a 16-22 record. “Trader Jack” was 72 years old at the time. He would later take the Marlins to a Wild Card berth and World Series victory, the second and most recent World Series win for the Marlins.
McKeon was, and still is, the oldest manager to win the World Series, and is now currently the second-oldest manager in MLB history. Hall of Famer Connie Mack holds the first place spot for that, whom was 87 when he finished out his year with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1950. McKeon is 80 years old now.
Jack McKeon will be the interim manager for the remainder of 2011 season and will make his second debut as a Marlins manager today (June 20) at Sun Life Stadium versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Edwin Rodriguez resigned from his managerial position Sunday (June 19) before a game versus the Tampa Bay Rays, where the Marlins would lose their 10th straight game. Speculation from fans and sources said that Rodriguez’s job was in jeopardy due to the, what was and currently is, a one-win month of June.