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Chicago White Sox hire former Dodger Robin Ventura as manager

October 6, 2011 |  2:25 pm

The Chicago White Sox have hired Robin Ventura as their manager, the club announced Thursday.

Ventura, a two-time All-Star, was a third baseman and first baseman for the White Sox (1989–98), New York Mets (1999–2001), New York Yankees (2002–03) and the Dodgers (2003–04).

He is the 17th former White Sox player who has become team manager.

Ventura was hired by the White Sox in June as a special advisor to director of player development Buddy Bell. The White Sox said that Ventura agreed to a multiyear deal as manager.

Ventura will replace Ozzie Guillen, who resigned last week after eight seasons with the team. Guillen was immediately snatched up by the Florida Marlins as their manager.


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Photo: Robin Ventura. Credit: Doug Benc / Getty Images