Jack's Back

Or should I have titled this entry, "Life Begins (Again) at 80?" The under-achieving Florida Marlins, having forced out manager Edwin Rodriguez after the club began June winning just once in 18 games, have brought back a familiar face. Jack McKeon, who led the team to the 2003 World Series title, takes over. A longtime consultant to the organization, McKeon turned 80 last November. Seen above chatting with the Phillies' Charlie Manuel two springs ago in Florida, "Trader Jack" becomes the oldest manager since Connie Mack piloted the 1950 Philadelphia A's. And since Mister Mack was famous for wearing a business suit instead of a uniform, he might be the oldest ever to hold the post and actually suit up!


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