McNamara Named Manager of Indians

The Cleveland Indians today named John McNamara manager for the 1990 season. McNamara succeeds Doc Edwards, who was fired Sept. 12.

Indians President Hank Peters made the announcement during a news conference at Cleveland Stadium.

Peters selected McNamara from a list of candidates that included Rene Lachemann, third base coach for the World Series champion Oakland Athletics; Mike Hargrove, former Indians first baseman and manager of the club’s Class AAA team at Colorado Springs, and John Hart, a Cleveland special assignment scout who was 8-11 as the Indians’ interim manager after Edwards was fired.


McNamara, 57, has managed 12 full seasons and parts of four others in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox, the California Angels, the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres and the Athletics.

His overall record is 1,048-1,078.

McNamara was fired by the Red Sox midway through the 1988 season. He had led the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1986.

He managed Cincinnati to the National League West title in 1979.